HIGH POINT — Students at Westchester Country Day School have made a difference this month addressing food hardship in local communities.

The private school donated 1,236 canned food items weighing 1,322 pounds to Camp Out for Hunger. The food donation helped Camp Out for Hunger break its goal of collecting more than 10,000 pounds for Hand to Hand Food Pantry in High Point.

The school also collected 172 coats, which will be distributed through Hope Chapel in Greensboro.

Usually, Westchester Country Day School students gather in the gymnasium for a Thanksgiving service project and assembly. But this year’s event took place virtually because of the pandemic.

Students from all grades — pre-kindergarten through seniors in high school — participated from their classrooms in a schoolwide Zoom video conference on Nov. 20. The video conference included counting and weighing the donated items.