Students organize Thanksgiving food drive

One of the food-collection bins for the food drive

Thanksgiving should be a time of food, family, and happiness for all, which is why this November the students in Ivy Street School’s World Discussions residential group decided that they wanted to give back to the community by helping the less fortunate.

They did so by organizing a Food and Fund Drive for the Greater Boston Food Bank, collecting canned and non-perishable goods to make sure those in need have a happy, hearty Thanksgiving. The initiative, which ran through November 21st, was a part of the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Holiday Meal Drive, a program that aims to provide 45,000 holiday meals to families through the efforts of individuals and organizations.

World Discussions is a group of residential students at Ivy Street School who gather to discuss current events and world issues. Placing bins, banners, and student-crafted posters throughout the school, they collected food items and raised funds and awareness for the Holiday Meal Drive, helping to make the holidays a little brighter for those who need it most.

"The Ivy Street community is excited to help the less fortunate people of the Greater Boston area,” said Pam Zucker, Ivy Street staff member and World Discussions group coordinator. “The students have focused in their efforts, and it really shows!"

For their part, the students enjoyed the opportunity to help others in their local community.

"It's good to help people who don't have food,” one student said. “It makes me feel happy."


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