For the third year in a row Elizabeth Brown Worthington asked for food donations in lieu of gifts for her 14th birthday.
"I don't need 200 gifts," Worthington said with a smile.
The Gulfport teen started the tradition to give back to the community and help others. "It's fun," she said.
This year she dropped off nearly 400 items including canned goods, cereal, dog food and more. "132 cans," Worthington said to be exact.
"It was the first year we had laundry soap," Worthington said.
The teen plans on keeping the "food drive" going for years to come.
If you would like to donate to the Gulfport Senior Center Food Pantry call (727) 893-2237,