Edgewood Middle School (EMS) Annual Food Drive has been a long-standing tradition for over a decade. Each year, students, staff, Edgewood families, and community partners make the EMS Annual Food Drive a priority. In past years, there have been class competitions, student groups taking shifts to solicit food donations outside local grocery stores, and neighborhood campaigns. Combined Community Services (CCS), Our Father's House, and 50-60 EMS families rely on these donations.
This week proved that, "Where there's a will, there's a way!"
Thanks again to Kerlin Bus Sales who offered to match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 to help with the food drive. And appreciation again to the private citizen who made an anonymous donation of $5,000! Other donations of milk, bread, potatoes, and meat helped to round out the family boxes.
The 2020 food drive was such a success! EMS staff and students prepared family boxes for 170 + families and local food pantries. In addition to family boxes for Edgewood families, EMS met their goal to provide 10 family boxes for each of the 8 elementary schools and Lakeview Middle School, 15 - 20 boxes for WCHS, and at least 5 for Gateway families.
The need was great but the community response was GREATER!
Thank you to coordinator Tammy Adameic and to ALL who contributed their time and resources.
Check Out The Pictures: EMS Food Drive 2020 Photo Album