More than 20 East Mecklenburg High students, along with a few parents and friends, gleaned a field at Riverbend Farm in Midland on Oct. 27 as part of their studies.
The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students, coordinated by East Meck teacher Angie Dickison, gleaned more than 3,000 pounds of turnips.
The vegetables were sent that day to area food kitchens and were distributed or cooked that night. The East Meck students have been studying hunger around the world in Dickisons environmental science classes and wanted to do something practical to fight hunger.
The gleaning was coordinated through the Society of St. Andrew.