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Teachers Camp Out For Food Drive

LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — They’re spending four nights in the bitter cold or until they collect enough food for the needy.  That’s the goal of a group of Anne Arundel County teachers.

Andrea Fujii explains how the community has helped them stay warm.

Teacher Shawn Wingard is sleeping outside on purpose, until a truck is filled with food for the Anne Arundel County food bank.

 So far, besides being a little cold, we have maybe a third of the truck filled. We have until Friday at noon to get the complete truck filled,” he said.

Several teachers have camped outside Lindale Middle School since Monday, surviving the snow and 20 degree temperatures.

“Teachers in the building think that I’m absolutely crazy for doing this,” said fellow teacher, Monica Wright.

But they say it’s worth it as the community and students have stepped up.

“It’s important because some people don’t actually have food,” said student, Logan Twomey.

“I’m really fortunate to have a family that feeds me and there are people out there that don’t have that,” said another student, Taylor Antonis.

They’ll be here through Friday and have gotten some help staying warm.

Teachers say they chose January for  this event because food donations at this time of year are always down. They say four nights in the cold is nothing compared to a lifetime of hunger.

They had a good night Wednesday. Now half the truck is filled.  They’ll be accepting donations through 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday until noon

To donate, click here or stop by 415 Andover Road in Linthicum.

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