Va. Beach schools aiding students, families affected by Hurricane Matthew

Damage from Hurricane Matthew in the Great Lakes area after the storm surged through the area Oct. 9, 2016. (Photo: Linda Sobers‎)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach City Public Schools are holding a donation drives to help students and families who were affected by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month.

School communities are now accepting food, personal items and monetary donations.

Officials noted Wednesday that Landstown Middle School is organizing a food drive for 30 classmates who are living temporarily in hotels with only a microwave oven and small refrigerator.

Items needed in the donation include Granola bars, small microwavable dinners, peanut butter, jelly, crackers and healthy snacks.

School officials say donations can be dropped off at the school’s main guidance office.

Green Run Elementary School is holding a coin drive through Oct. 28. The money will be used to buy gift cards for storm victims in the Green Run community.

10 On Your Side’s Erin Kelly will have more on the donation drives tonight at 4.