photo by KENNETH FRY

Chrys Estrada (left) and Anthony Harris with some of the 1,215 cans of food the K-Kids Club at King Elementary School collected during its annual drive for the school’s food pantry. The amount was double what the club collected last year. Canned goods not used at the school will be donated to the food bank at First Presbyterian Church in Van Buren. King also was one of the Van Buren schools which received cans of soup and ravioli from the River Valley Regional Food Bank to be included in the backpack program over the three-day weekend which included President’s Day. A cash donation by Gene and Glenda Fields made it possible for the Van Buren School District to be included in the Have a Souper Weekend President’s Day Soup Drive.