Dozens of Christian Heritage Academy students in Franklin County spent the school day Thursday learning about the importance of giving in the school's annual Heritage Project.
This year, the focus is to address the local hunger needs.
Students, teachers, and parents collected food outside of several grocery stores and door-to-door in neighborhoods to give to Stepping Stone Mission of Franklin County, and one group built greenhouses on school property so students can grow fresh produce year-round to donate to those in need.
"We'll be planting as soon as we finish with the greenhouses and hope to get in one yield before the cold weather hits us too hard," said Doug Hayes, a secondary teacher at Christian Heritage Academy.
In all, participants gave about a thousand hours of service Thursday.