Manchester Schools Provide Thanksgiving Meals

Student volunteers packed baskets with donated items. (Photo courtesy Manchester Schools)
Photo courtesy Manchester Schools

MANCHESTER – More than 150 families received a full Thanksgiving feast due to the Helping Hands for Hunger program organized by the Peer Leadership students at Manchester Township High School.

The students collected, packed and distributed food baskets filled with vegetables, stuffing, dessert, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, a frozen turkey, and more. School clubs and teams throughout the district contributed to the drive, along with local businesses and individuals. Lowe’s in Manchester partnered with the group as a collection point.

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, student volunteers from the Impact Clubs at Manchester Middle School, Ridgeway Elementary School, Manchester Elementary School, and Whiting Elementary School, along with students from Regional Day School, gathered at the high school to pack the baskets. Peer Leadership teacher, Lisa Vecchione, gave full credit to the students for their hard work and also expressed her gratitude to all who donated and volunteered.

Photo courtesy Manchester Schools