Hailey Gonzales, treasurer for Barstow High School Associated Student Body, prepares a donation box for Desert Manna's Cans and Coats drive on Tuesday afternoon. The ASB's efforts for the Cans and Coats drive started Tuesday and will be running through Nov. 18.

ASB is hoping to collect enough canned food items and coats to fill a small school bus about 2,500 cans and 500 coats to help those staying at Desert Manna, said ASB teacher Adam Sanucci.

Community members wishing to donate cans or gently used coats can drop them off at Room 502 at Barstow High School or at Desert Manna, 201 N. First Ave. The cans and coats will be donated to Desert Manna before Thanksgiving.

"If everyone on this campus brought in one can, we'd reach our goal," said Sanucci.