After two weeks of collecting both food donations and pennies, Greenwich High’s Roots and Shoots club successfully delivered 150 Thanksgiving meals to needy families in town Monday afternoon.
More than 100 Greenwich High School community members worked on this Thanksgiving Meal basket project, including students, teachers, staff, and parents.
Fresh baked pumpkin bread was donated by the Cardinal Cooks classes, the art club and CSP students decorated the boxes, and the Write for Change Club created special messages for each box.
As part of Social Services Holiday Aide program, this is the eighth year GHS has participated in this special day.
The Food Collection competition was won by Cantor House (800 items) which will choose a lucky student to pie the headmaster on Wednesday at lunchtime.
Additional fresh items came from Aux Delices and ShopRite, and each family meal basket was given at least five reusable bags each, donated from a parent (equating to over 500 bags, sponsored by Stop & Shop).
The total food donations were nearly 2,700 items!
Each house had a competition to collect the most pennies. The winning house was Folsom House, which means they get to to Pie the Headmaster!
The generous donations from community members and from our school’s annual Penny Wars fundraiser raised over $2,000 to help cover the cost of the fresh items and turkeys.
While not actually in pennies, Bella House had the most amount of money in their jugs! That’s a lot of “love” for Bella!
All leftover food drive donations were taken to Neighbor to Neighbor.