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Jesuit students collect food for needy families

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

It's a Thanksgiving tradition at Jesuit High School in Tampa: raising money and collecting food so they can deliver baskets to families at several Boys and Girls Clubs. Every student is encouraged to help out in any way they can.

Thompson McCarthy is a senior at Jesuit.

"Just over my four years here just getting involved in services, just become a big part of my life and it's real important to me and every other Jesuit student here," McCarthy said.

The goal at the school is to get enough food to feed at least 100 families. Austin Haines says his greatest reward is seeing the faces of those who receive the baskets.

"It's unlike anything else I've ever done. It's a great experience seeing the gratitude that they accept the food with, it's unlike anything I've ever seen," Haines said.

Richie Warren heads up community service at Jesuit.

"We are actually getting the food baskets, delivering to the needy families and hopefully that little interaction that they may have, whether it be five minutes, whether it be 30 minutes, that interaction that they have with the needy might make them a better person," Warren said.

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