MIAMI (CBS4) – With Thanksgiving later this week, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has been working hard to help families in need have a happy holiday. Their latest effort teamed them up with their partners at the Children’s Services Council for the Harvest Drive, the largest school based food collection in Broward County.

The non-profit helped coordinate a three thousand dollar donation of canned goods from All My Sons moving and storage. The palates of cans arrived at Western High School in Davie where hundreds of students prepared bags of food, toiletries and household items for families in need.

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“We are in ten different Broward County Schools, assisting two thousand families – approximately eight to ten thousand people this year,” explained Renee Herman, who started the Harvest Drive twenty years ago at her son’s elementary school, Country Isles in Weston. Over the past two decades, the program has grown and now works throughout the year to collect items for families in need.

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Hundreds of students remain the heart of the program, volunteering their time to collect items, fund raise and create packages for families to pick up before the Thanksgiving holiday.

“It’s great to know that we’re giving families and opportunity to enjoy this holiday season,” said student volunteer, and senior at Western, Marcus Ryans.

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For more information on the Harvest Drive or to learn how you can help those in need have a happy holiday, visit or call the Neighbors 4 Neighbors phone bank at 305-597-4404.