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Student organizes food drive in Florence

March 28, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – A Williams Middle School eighth-grader is asking the community to help those less fortunate.

Alissa Moore, a student in the International Bacclaureate program at Williams, has organized a canned food drive to take place Friday at the Florence City Center and Friday and Saturday at the House of Hope. The city center is at 324 W. Evans St. The House of Hope is at 1020 West Darlington St.

Boxes for canned foods will be available during business hours on both days.

“I noticed that there were a lot of people who needed food, and there are a lot of homeless people,” Alissa Moore said. “You can’t just go around give everyone money, so the best thing is to give food.”

She said she noticed the needy on trips around town.

Her goal is to collect more than 100 to 200 cans of food to help those less fortunate.

“It would mean a great deal, because they won’t be hungry,” Alissa said.

She said she was inspired by her grandmother, Florence City Councilwoman Pat Gibson-Hye Moore.

“I love how she helps the homeless people,” Alissa said. “She helps anyone in need.