With the holiday season officially upon us local groups are working to help those less fortunate in our area.
Wheeling Central students took time from their school day to do just that. They went into many different neighborhoods throughout Wheeling placing grocery bags in front of houses for their 47th annual canned food drive.
The bags are a way for the community to collect can and boxed goods for the 18th street center and Catholic Charities through Wheeling Central.
Each household is given a week to fill their bag, if they choose, before the students go back out and collect them. They tell 7News they do this as a way to put others before themselves.
“You can talk about academics and you can talk about sports, but really what we are at our core is a school that follows the catholic teaching of doing work for the less fortunate, helping the poor, helping those in need,” Wheeling Central teacher Sean Decker. “That’s at the core of everything we do.”
The groups hit Woodsdale, Warwood, Elm Grove and Dimmydale throughout the day so if you would like to help and didn’t receive a bag, don’t worry, you can call the school and they’d be happy to take any donations you’d like to give.
The groups will be going back out on Saturday, the 9th around 9 a.m. to collect the bags left outside the homes in those areas.