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Lubbock High football team lends helping hand to South Plains Food Bank

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  The Lubbock High School football team helped bag 6,000 pounds of apples on Saturday.

South Plains Food Bank Farm Manager Deborah Cline said they have had some problems with their trees being overset and needed help getting the apples they have harvested bagged and out to the community. 

"We asked for some volunteers. The team captains stepped up, they picked some of their guys to come back and they want to give back to their community," said Tyler Trout, a varsity football coach who spent part of his Saturday helping out at the orchard alongside his players. 

Time and work Cline said she really appreciates.

"This is Lubbock. You put out word that you need help and everybody comes. Lubbock High is here today doing a super job," Cline said.

This is not the first time a school has volunteered their time. Cline said the Slaton High School football team has also made a trip to the orchard to help out. 

Trout said it is important for his players to get off the field and outside of the classroom so they have an opportunity to give back to their community.

"Other people need help and they were there for us so we are here to help them," said James Garcia, one of the Lubbock High School football players who stepped up to help out on Saturday.

"A lot of groups will come out and help us and that's what makes Lubbock such a wonderful place to live," Cline said.

If you are interested in helping out at the orchard, just contact the South Plains Lubbock Food Bank at 806-763-3003.

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