For the seventh year in a row, dozens of teachers, students and police officers joined forces to feed families in need in Cayuga and Seneca counties.

Although school was closed Wednesday, several students spent the morning at Auburn Junior High School and Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls to pack Thanksgiving meals with Majorpalooza Inc. And while the event is largely about helping families for the holidays, Chris Major — a school resource officer in Auburn and chairman of Majorpalooza — said it is also a teaching tool for students.