Save Rochester prepares for anti-violence toy and food drive

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. Young volunteers with Save Rochester spent Saturday helping the less fortunate.

They wrapped Christmas presents for the families of homicide victims and rang bells at Lori’s Natural Foods to secure food donations. Their efforts are a response to some kids in the community making bad choices, just like the two kids arrested this week for racist vandalism and arson in Perinton.

“Most kids, when they get bored, they’ve got to find something to entertain them, right?” volunteer Jacob Harris said. “I feel like if it was more programs like the one that I’m in, they would be able to get out of the house, do something instead of being inside the streets. I feel like they’d have something more positive than negative and they’d have better thoughts.”

Save Rochester will team up with the Rochester Police Department to deliver the toys and food.