Students at Agnor Hurt Elementary walked to the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Thursday morning with some much needed food and supplies for animals in need.
Hundreds of students made the walk from Agnor Hurt to the SPCA to bring dog food, treats, and chew toys for the animals.
The walk is part of a tradition that's around 20 years old. It celebrates national fitness and sports month by getting kids some exercise outside the classroom, and supporting a good cause in the process.
Police and fire fighters also came out to help direct traffic for the walk.
Teachers say the program is a great way to teach students about giving back, while maintaining a relationship with their neighbors down the road.
Agnor Hurt assistant principal Doug Granger stated, "The dogs and cats and animals need to be cared for, and it's definitely been good for us as a school for a couple of reasons. One is kids love animals. They love to give to animals and care for them and animals are very natural receivers for kids. The other piece is it's a nice community neighbor."
The program is organized by Drew Maynard and Gabe Rivard in the Agnor Hurt physical education department.
Teachers say food is also given to the students whose families couldn't afford donations, so everyone can participate.