Rockwall students join hands to help feed Haiti

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by DEBBIE DENMON

WFAA

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 7 at 4:27 PM

ROCKWALL — Rockwall ISD students are doing their share as part of Rachel's Challenge.

Rachel Scott was a victim of the Columbine shootings. Her legacy is challenging every teen to show an act of kindness.

At Rockwall High School, those kindnesses come in the form of rice, soy and a host of other ingredients to fill bags that will eventually create one million meals to help starving kids in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

"I just thought one million meals is just an unfathomable amount of meals," said student Reed Loftis.

"I think it's so important, cause you always see teenagers getting caught doing bad stuff and just stuff we are not supposed to be doing," said another student, Thomas Kimmons. "And now bringing all of us together is a very good strong point for us."

There is strength in numbers. Members of the Rockwall High football team did the heavy lifting getting the food ready for the assembly line.

Wednesday was just a practice run. On Thursday, more than 3,500 Rockwall ISD students will fill a room to help fill the stomachs of starving children they don't know on an ailing island in the Caribbean.

With the help of "Kids Against Hunger" to create and deliver the nutritious meals, Haitians will soon learn that Rockwall teens truly embody America's patriotic spirit.

E-mail ddenmon@wfaa.com

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