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Avon student donates savings to food pantry

An Avon Middle School student donating more than $400 to the local food pantry.

AVON, Ind. (WTHR) — Most kids can't wait to spend their allowance on a new toy or video game.

But one Avon Middle School North student decided to give $450 to a local food pantry.

Brecken Hayes, the soon-to-be eighth grader got a little help from a friend to present that check to the Mary Lee Maier Food Pantry this morning.

We first told you about the food pantry last fall when the shelves were bare.

But the community came through and helped fill it back up.

And now Brecken hopes giving his money to the food pantry will help more people.

"I don't really need that stuff," Brecken said. "Those are wants. People need food and water to live. and they don't have that. And I already have it. So I don't want to be greedy. I just wanted to help them."

Brecken wasn't the only one who donated.

Some other students did, too, helping raise a little more than a thousand dollars for the food pantry.