The Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center recently participated in a food drive for the Open Hands Food Pantry, according to a news release, and provided 472 non-perishable food items for the pantry. The food drive was done as a service project through collaboration with the SECC Family Resource Center, according to ECC Principal Janice Meredith. Amanda Cartinhour’s kindergarten class collected data daily, and then graphed the totals to see how many cans each class donated. Jennie Bottom’s kindergarten, Amanda Cartinhour’s kindergarten and Melinda Smith’s preschool class collected the most food overall. The classes that collected the most items will receive a pizza party from the Family Resource Center. Pictured are kindergarteners in Cartinhour’s and Bottom’s classes.