Food drive provides full holiday meal for 30 local families

Thirty turkeys and the fixings were distributed to local families who need a helping hand this Thanksgiving. The collection was coordinated by the Memorial School Student Council, Charles Olbon School, and Beatrice Gilmore School together with donations from generous families of Woodland Park.

Fairway Market generously donated the turkeys again this year. Blue Crest Recovery Center also donated a $20 ShopRite gift card for each bag to help families with other items they might need.

At Memorial School, students assembled the 30 full Thanksgiving dinner bags to go with the turkey and gift card from donations that were received. The Beatrice Gilmore School community collected about 400 items and the Charles Olbon School community collected 401 items. Both also collected food for animals, given to the non-profit rescue group Angels for Animals. Remaining food donations were given to the food pantry at St. Agnes Church in Little Falls.