FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Fayetteville sixth-grader and his mother are working to ensure that his classmates don't go hungry.

The Fayetteville Observer reports Darlene Simpson and her son, Michael, have begun collecting food for the homes of hungry students from Pine Forest Middle School. She has scheduled a collection drive for Saturday at a local Wal-Mart. It begins at 10 a.m.

Darlene Simpson, a single mother of four, calls the drive Knapsackz 4 Kidz, and she and her son will be accepting both nonperishable foods and school book bags that will be given to needy students and their families. She hopes to collect enough food to give to needy school families over the week of spring break, which starts April 21, and over the summer.

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