Thanksgiving Drive: More than a ‘Ton’ of Food Collected
’Wick students in every division have been busy this month collecting donations for the Thanksgiving Food Drive — well more than a ton of food and supplies was delivered in recent days to food banks and organizations all around the region.
Upper School boys assembled Thanksgiving food bags filled with non-perishable items and a gift card for those in need.
More than 300 bags were delivered to organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Family Centers of Greenwich, Inspirica of Stamford, the Waterside School, and the Carver Center in Port Chester, N.Y.
At the Middle School, fifth and eighth-grade advisories each “adopted” a family and supplied Thanksgiving food items for each, providing full holiday meals to 18 families in all. Sixth and seventh-grade advisories created large gift bags with non-perishable items, ranging from toothbrushes to bread to peanut butter and nutrition bars, for families currently relying on shelters; there were 22 bags in all.
Student Council and Community Service Club boys dropped off these donations at the St. John Bosco Parish in Port Chester, N.Y.
The Lower School Student Council led the drive for ’Wick’s youngest, collecting donations from both the Pre and Lower Schools — enough food to fill four huge rolling carts.
These donations — estimated to be more than a ton of food — were collected by the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.