Students at Mary Peacock Elementary will participate in a andquot;Coats and Cansandquot; drive next week, to benefit Our Daily Bread Ministries.

A Mary Peacock second grader thought of the program. The drive is for canned food, sweatshirts and coats, to help the needy in the upcoming colder weather.

andquot;It was her idea for the coat drive,andquot; Teira Barrera said about her daughter, Cierra Medrano's idea.

andquot;I thought the cans would be a good idea too,andquot; Barrera said.

She said that Pizza Hut will donate four large pizzas to the classroom that has the most donated coats and sweatshirts. Barrera said that only the sweathirts and coats would be counted, andquot;because they are harder to come by.andquot;