Southwestern Illinois College Nursing Education Students, from left, Macella Miller of Freeburg, Madeline Herbert and Keith Spier, both of Belleville, Amy Sand of Mascoutah, Terri Blackman of O’Fallon, Cheryl Laubinger of Belleville, Bethany Holik of Granite City, Tremika Clark of Belleville, Jennifer Burkett of O’Fallon, Carrie Gonzalez of Nashville and Amanda Boswell of Freeburg load boxes of food to help 39 local families have a brighter Thanksgiving. All 195 Nursing Education program students, Nursing faculty and staff participated in the food drive, which ran through November. Each class collected food from different categories to ensure the meals were well balanced. The Student Nurse Association delivered the meals Monday to these families throughout the college district. The SNA members selected families they knew needed the support. This is the ninth year the student nurses have conducted the food drive.