Rogers: Students raise money, buy Thanksgiving meals for residents

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Student Council members from Rogers Elementary, Middle and High schools shopped for items Tuesday to build Thanksgiving meals that will go to families in need in their community.

Thirty seven families in the Rogers community will get a full Thanksgiving meals because of the students' efforts. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)

The students divided into teams and competed in trying to spend the least to buy everything on their lists Tuesday morning at the H-E-B on 31st Street in Temple.

"Not only is it a good lesson for them to give back to our community but it’s also a good math lesson because they're up and down the aisles checking the prices making sure they stay in some kind of a range. They also just learn good social skills and how to be in a grocery store," Student Council sponsor, Chelsey Pierce, said.

Thirty seven families in the Rogers community will get a full Thanksgiving meals because of their efforts.

More than $2,000 was raised over the last two months to cover the costs of every meal.

Families that signed up can pick up their meals Thursday and Friday at Rogers High School.

The meal boxes include everything from the turkey and potatoes down to the cranberry sauce and corn.

Groups spent an average of $50 per meal and the winning team spent $44.