Now A Positively Jax story. Kids pitching in for elderly residents who are forced to do without a hot meal because of hard times at Meals on Wheels. You may recall -- the program lost about 180-thousand dollars when the city budget was cut. But as Channel 4's Crystal Moyer reports -- a local school is stepping up. 3 00-0510-1525-301:02 - 1:071:13 -1:201:26 -1:301:31 - 1:351:36 -1:411:41 - 1:45 You wouldn't think someone would make much from a penny drive, but the students here at Crystal Springs Elementary raised more than $1,400 that they're going to donate to Meals on Wheels. The students and staff here hope that their donations will inspire others to help out. "Kids like us are blessed to have things that we already have and food and drink and a roof over our head, they can't really do a lot." With recent cuts - Meals on Wheels was forced to terminate 100 seniors that are unable to prepare their own meals. That raised the waiting list for home-bound seniors to 840. "They don't get the kind of help they really need because they don't have any people living with them or anything." In November - students and teachers at Crystal Springs Elementary launched a penny drive. "They brought in bags and bags of money..." Community members and businesses also chipped in - bringing the donations to more than 14-hundred dollars. "A lot more than I thought we would" "I was shocked" So what can 14-hundred dollars do for Meals on Wheels...With meals costing about 7-dollars - the money raised will go towards providing 200 more meals for local seniors. Brenda Hansbry is disabled and says she's happy to see the younger generation giving back. "It's great I think it's beautiful, it's a blessing... tell 'em thank you" For the kids - they say they've learned a valuable lesson. "It makes me feel like i'm making a difference for people who need it the most." You too can help support Meals on Wheels and you can do it through their website... Agingtrue.org. On the Westside, crystal moyer C4TLS.