DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Beverlye Intermediate School is working to make a difference in helping the Dothan homeless community. And it all starts with canned goods.

The Southeast Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, also known as SEACH, is looking for food donations that they will pass out to many members of the homeless community.

Seeing the need, students at Beverlye decided to go above and beyond to help. Each class competed against each other to see who can raise the most cans.

The goal was to gather 500 canned goods school-wide. In the end, they collect 1,419.

“It’s so amazing that my fellow peers and classmates and teachers help to make a big difference for all the homeless,” Beverlye SGA President, Haleigh Copeland said.

“Every one in five kids goes hungry and so raising that thousand cans that will at least help some.” Beverlye SGA Vice President, Alexa Wilson said.

The class that raised the most goods is rewarded with a pizza party, but Beverlye’s principal says for all their hard work, everyone will get a reward.