PERRY Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Thanksgiving is a holiday associated with food, family and gratitude.
This is especially true for students at Hazard High School.
Every year students and teachers donate non-perishable food items to make baskets for those who need it most in Perry County.
"It warms your heart to see the smiles on peoples face when you give them the stuff," said Junior Brandon Miller.
"We all do it as an effort to help each other," said Sophomore Raven Bowling. "Even the people that get the baskets bring in stuff too."
While making the special deliveries on Tuesday they learned one of their friends, Sophomore Jimmy Perkins, was in need.
Miller said Perkins was going days without eating because he did not have a stove to prepare food.
"I know how hard it is to just go ask people for help," said Perkins.
Students said they decided to deliver much more than one basket.
Principal Donald "Happy" Mobelini said they started making calls and asking students and teachers for donations.
Within an hour, he said, they had a stove.
All Perkins can do is express his appreciation.
"Thank you so much," said Perkins. "I just appreciate it so much and if I could help them in any way possible I would."
Mobelini said this is proof of how much respect his students have for each other.
"If every kid feels comfortable and they want to come to school and try to take care of each other, then you'd be hard press to find another school in the state than that," Mobelini said.
Students said being a bulldog means pulling together, especially around the holiday season.