IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Thanksgiving may be a week away, but parents, teachers and students at Hope Lutheran School are already celebrating.
Students sang, performed skits and recited the history of Thanksgiving Thursday. School headmaster Bryan Northcutt says it's part of the schools mission to help students develop gratitude in their hearts.
"Being grateful for what we have allows us to share with others what we have. It's not all about getting it for ourselves," Northcutt said. "It's acknowledging that God's given it to us and His grace, and we can extend that grace to others.
With that, the school is also participating in a food drive for the children's hunger fund.
"Right now, the one that we're about to do when we come back from Thanksgiving is a food drive for the Children's Hunger Fund. We'll be bringing in items and food and packing in the boxes and they'll ship that off to an organization that then goes into the poor communities of the United States and gives them the things they need to eat for this time of year."
Parents and students will begin collecting for the drive starting December.