(WGEM) -- Every year the WGEM Fall Harvest depends on Tri-State schools for its success.
Scotland County Elementary School in Memphis, Missouri collected and donated the most food to help their community for the second year in a row.
Students collected the equivalent of nearly 8,000 items for the local food pantry.
Principal Erin Tallman said she is proud her students are able to do so much good for the community because they realize food security is an issue.
"You see how the donation really benefits the students and their families and even if it is a little bit that it can take off of their plate and reduce the stress, that makes it all worth it," Tallman said.
Finishing right behind them was Quincy Christian School and Transitions School.
Those schools averaged 10 items collected per student and the donations went to Horizons Food Pantry.
The schools received a cash prize and a student at each school won a tablet.
A special thanks to Air Specialists for their sponsorship and the prizes.