EVERETT, Wash. -- You might expect to see high school students up in the early hours of the morning and in line for a new video game or the latest tech gadget. But at cascade High in Everett, they're awake well before dawn to grab a spot to be a part of a food drive.

Some of the students woke up at 3 a.m. Wednesday to be apart of the schools 50th annual food drive.

Every year students collect tens of thousands of food items, then distribute it to area families who are in need.

Early Wednesday, they lined up hoping to be among the selected students who get to deliver the food and meet the people they are helping.

It's getting more and more spirited. People are into it, said Olivia Snow, Cascade High School junior.

They only use 80 people for rider/drivers, so only the first 100 will get in, said Jackie DeLong, junior.

I want to get in line and sign up and help families, and hopefully there is still a spot, said Eden Spellman, junior.

Wednesday's sign up is the starting point. The students who get their names on the list have a lot of work ahead of them. They'll go out in the community to collect food and donations. Then right around the holidays, they'll deliver the items around Everett. It's a good cause that's been a tradition here for 50 years

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