HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Students at High Point University are giving back to those in need to honor the lives of three Muslim students who were shot and killed in their apartment near UNC Chapel Hill in February.
Within the last five days, students collected close to 2,500 boxes and cans of food for families in need as part of the Feed Their Legacy food drive.
On Wednesday, those items were donated to Out of the Garden Food Pantry which provides food for families in need in Guilford County.
There have been close to 300 Feed Their Legacy food drives across the country since February.
The goal is to honor the lives of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, who were killed by their neighbor, Craig Stephen Hicks.
Deah and his wife Yusor were students at UNC Chapel Hill.
Razan, Yusor’s sister, was a student at NC State University.
All three students volunteered, feeding the homeless and hungry.
Deah and Yusor also went on mission trips to Syria where they volunteered doing dental work.