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10-year-old hopes to reach goal of 700 cans in holiday food drive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hunter Stroud's mission began last year when he went to an angel tree event.

"There was no more kids' names and I still wanted to do something," Hunter said.

So this 10 year old began a food drive.

"Just for people that are unfortunate," he said.

He's gotten the word out and for the past two-and-a-half weeks, he's led the drive. He's even enlisted the help of his friends.

Every day, they hold up handmade signs asking for donations. 

"It was his idea. He does all of the work. So very proud of him," said Hunter's mother Sheila Stroud.

He calls it the 12 days of Christmas food drive. But the thing is ... there's a problem.

"I only have around 285 cans and only 10 days and I'm really disappointed and sad," Hunter said.

He did the same thing last year and reached his goal of 300 items. He wants to collect 700 by Christmas Day.

"I think it can teach a little bit of something to everybody to give what you can. I think one person can make a difference."

Hunter is asking for your help.

"I just hope i get at least 200 more cans so i can at least stop by my goal and if it does reach over my goal, I'm going to be so happy because so many people will get to eat on Christmas."

The drop-off location for Hunter's drive is at the Hidden Hills Country Club Salon & Spa. The drive is continuing until Christmas Eve.


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