DANBURY, Conn. – Students from the Center for Social Impact at the Wooster School in Danbury loaded up a truck with donated turkeys and other items and delivered them to the Daily Bread food pantry on Monday morning.
Students Julia Bauer, Nicole Caraballo, Brandon Caraballo, Matt Eskenazi, Ben Holloway, Gib Shea, Silas Munk, and Bennett Wattles, enthusiastically collected turkeys and other donated food items from Wooster families, faculty, and staff into the truck until 9 a.m. The Wooster team rolled into the Daily Bread parking lot Monday morning with over 100 turkeys, several "Grandma Miller’s" Vermont Bakery pies donated through the Parents’ Association efforts, and other food items.
Once the collection on campus was complete, the students along with Noel Dominguez and Megan Rajbanshi, made the delivery. Upon arrival to Daily Bread, Jill Shaw, event coordinator expressed her gratitude to Wooster School for once again so generously providing turkeys for local families who are in need.
Shaw also mentioned that this year, around 400 families who utilize this food pantry are struggling to afford basic necessities, and for Wooster School to continue to help means a great deal. The Wooster team spent an hour at the food pantry, helping other volunteers bag apples, potatoes, onions, and other food items, and to help out as needed for distribution day. One of the volunteers gave a hug to each Wooster student, and said that she loved the spirit that Wooster students bring with them to help others in the community.
Wooster School thanked everyone who supported the organization, promotion and collection for this year's turkey drive. The success of the turkey drive was a result of the collective efforts of families from Wooster's Upper, Middle, and Lower Schools, as well as faculty and staff and the Board of Trustees.
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