Students at Carroll Middle School have already gotten into the giving spirit this year.

On Nov. 17, CMS students loaded a U-Haul full of food to donate to Pathway Community Church’s food pantry.

7th grader Isabelle Walker said she attends Pathway Community Church and will be able to see the food be put to good use.

“Some people need the food,” Walker said. “I used to live in a more rural area and we didn’t have a lot of food. [Food like this] went to us. I feel really good about this because I’ve experience it.”

Walker said this experience has taught her that people can be really good at “this kind of thing.”

“We have opportunities to help,” she said.

Walker said she thinks this food drive taught students that there are people within their own community who may need extra help, especially around the holidays.

The students were competing to see who could bring in the most food.

Winners of the food donations are 8th grader Lyla Ward, first place; 7th grader Emilee Stockert, second place; and 7th grader Lincoln Powell, third place.

The food drive was started by 7th grade social studies teacher Blake Williams.

According to Pathway Community Church’s website, the food pantry is year-round and provides food, cleaning supplies and toiletry items to those who need them.

For more information about the food pantry, call 260-469-4444 or visit the church’s office location at 1206 East Dupont Road or visit

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