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Student raises money to fight childhood hunger

POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

A kindergarten student at Godley Station wanted to find a way to make a difference in the lives of his fellow classmates, so he started a donation drive to gather funds that would support the Backpack Buddies Food Donation Program.

Thursday, Vir Derola donated $1,000 to help his fellow students fight hunger.

"He came with that idea since we were doing nothing, not much on spring break," said Vir Derola's mother, Bhumi Derola. "His friends and family, everybody helped. We went from store to store asking. It was his own idea to help the kids in school."

Backpack Buddies provides a weekend backpack of nutritional food to school children selected by social workers with parental approval.

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