The Bay Town Trolley navigated a special route Wednesday, one that included some community-minded students and canned goods as passengers.
Students from the Chautauqua Learn & Serve Charter School made the final pickups for the Harvest Trolley canned goods drive to benefit the Salvation Army's food pantry.
Chautauqua educates disabled students and encourages them to give back to the community. "They see a lot of people in need in the community and they came to us and said that they wanted to do a canned food drive to help out during the holiday season," Heather Hay, a paraprofessional at the school, said.
Local businesses donated non-perishable food items and Hay said this year's project yielded twice as much food as last year. Up to 300 families will enjoy a Christmas meal thanks to the students' efforts, Hay said.
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