By Catherine Roper
The kids at a school on Auckland's North Shore know exactly what they're giving for Christmas -- cans.
While others are writing their Christmas wish lists, these kids are collecting cans of food for the Salvation Army to distribute to those in need.
It's teaching the students human values and in some cases, maths too.
The school thought they would collect 500 cans but they have now collected more than 1000.
The cans will be put into food parcels the Salvation Army put together to help families in need and last year, more than 55,000 food parcels were given out.
Across the country, the Watties' Cans For Good programme partners with the Salvation Army to bring cans into their food banks.
There is close to 200 schools participating across New Zealand helping out families who can't afford to buy food.
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