7-year-old girl asks Santa for food and blanket in heartbreaking letter

While most Santa letters from kids include toys, one 7-year-old recently asked for food and a blanket.

The first grader’s heartbreaking letter was shared on Facebook Wednesday by her teacher at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Texas.

According to ABC News, in response to a class assignment on writing a letter to Santa Claus, outlining what you’d want and what you’d need, the 7-year-old wrote,“I have [been] good this day. This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a [blanket].”

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The teacher, Ruth Espiricueta, posted the image of the letter along with her reaction.

“This makes me very sad. When your students ask for food, blankets, or a bed instead of toys. As a teacher it breaks my heart when I hear them ask for things that we sometimes take for granted. Hopefully I will be able to fulfill at least one of their Christmas wishes,” Espiricueta wrote on Facebook.

The child’s letter has sparked an outpouring of support.

KRGV reports the school has received all kinds of donations, including hundreds of blankets through a blanket drive.

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