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Students Continue Tradition of Giving and Growing in Service

Published on 12/21/2021
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Jenn Ruebush
Community Outreach Coordinator

Jenn Williams, our Food Pantry and Delaware Food Farmacy Coordinator, joined LCS in February 2021. She brings a very generous heart to our organization, and she decided she wanted to put together Thanksgiving meal bags for our families this year. After procuring turkeys from the Food Bank of Delaware, she created a list of traditional holiday foods and asked how we could provide the rest of the menu. Once again, Tower Hill School generously accepted our invitation to help.

Tower Hill holds an annual Hiller Harvest food drive every November, and the entire school participates. This year, LCS requested items such as canned yams, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, and green beans. Tower Hill families came through in a big way, providing over 2,765 items and $4300 worth of food! Director of Service Learning Reiva Kibbee-Alleyne made deliveries weekly during the month of November, staying to help sort and count items. She even helped bag up orders the day before we distributed them!

We scheduled the Thanksgiving meal distribution on November 18th. Clients expressed much gratitude as we loaded the turkeys and bags of food into their cars.

“Thank you so much!”

“This is wonderful! God bless you!”

“My family is going to be so grateful for this. I appreciate you all.”

Tower Hill prioritizes service learning for all of its students, and we are trying to find ways LCS can support them. This January, we plan to visit with students in their lower school and provide short, interactive presentations about food insecurity. Thank you to Tower Hill for both providing food for our clients and learning opportunities for students to become compassionate members of our community! We look forward to continued collaboration in the new year.

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