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Daycare students collect food for Heavenly Manna
Owner of Kids Corner wants to help others
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Courtesy Photo: The staff and children at Kids Corner in Rocky Mount have collected over 250 food items for Heavenly Manna food bank.

Monday, January 20, 2014

By STEPHANIE COOK - Staff Writer

The children and staff at Kids Corner, a Rocky Mount daycare center, recently embarked on a mission to help needy families in Franklin County.

"I opened the center last year with the goal in mind of helping those less fortunate," said Kimberly Hunt, owner of Kids Corner. "I wanted to do something different so on the one-year anniversary of our opening, I challenged our students to bring in at least 10 cans of food during the month of January."

The challenge was met with enthusiasm by children, parents and staff, Hunt said.

Over 250 food items were collected over the course of a couple of weeks.

"One high school student brought in three cases of food, and even my maintenance men are bringing in donations," said Hunt.

The food drive was scheduled to end on Monday, but Hunt said parents are still contributing more food items.

Due to the success of the food drive, Hunt plans to issue a similar challenge to her students every four months.

"The Lord has blessed me to have this business, so I can bless someone else," said Hunt.

The food will be donated to Heavenly Manna food bank in Rocky Mount.

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