Eleven years ago, the North Student Council held a food drive to provide complete turkey dinners for families in need during the holidays. Since then, the cause has grown into an annual districtwide effort led by the Student Councils at North, MHS and Boyd with support from the Dowell Middle School STUCO and contributions from every campus in the district.
Recently, student council members, athletes and anyone else who wanted to help packed 750 turkey dinners in about 15 minutes. To be clear, that’s 750 really big paper bags containing a whole frozen turkey and everything one could possibly need to go along with it.
The dinners were picked up by community partners like the Samaritan Inn and a number of local churches who will put them directly into the hands of the families that need them most.
There were many hands involved to make it all work, but North STUCO President Emma Gibney and faculty sponsor Ty Muennink deserve some recognition for their leadership throughout the effort.
To everyone who played a part—Well done!