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Phillip Tutor: The hungry students at Calhoun County’s schools

If I had a hammer

Builders work with 5th grade students during Eastman's "If I Had a Hammer" build day at Randolph Park Elementary School in Anniston. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star

On Fridays, Principal Jeanna Chandler’s staff at Wellborn Elementary School hauls out the Rubbermaid totes. Usually there are two, one reserved for car-riding students, another for those who take the bus.

Stuffed inside are bags of food, sometimes as many as a hundred sacks of simple stuff, easily made by young hands. Cans of soup. Jell-O. Cans of spaghetti and meatballs. 

Phillip Tutor — — is a Star columnist. Follow him at