BY EDWIN NEWTON
Thanks to a generous contribution from an Azle teacher and her students – and a little school rivalry – several hundred children won’t go hungry this year.
The Azle Optimist Club, with the help of Azle students, raised almost $7,000 this year through its annual Penny Drive fundraiser.
During a two-week period in March, contribution “penny” jars are placed in every classroom at each Azle school.
Proceeds go to the area’s Community Caring Center food pantry and the district’s food backpack program, the latter of which sends food home with children on the weekends.
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