Students and staff at Marticville Middle School have partnered with the Southern End Strutters to provide turkey dinners for 29 needy families in the Southern End of Penn Manor School District.
Members of the school’s Technology Student Association coordinated the drive, which also included other students, teachers and staff at the school, along with local businesses. The Strutters, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Association, also donated and delivered the food.
The school was able to provide all the fixings for 29 meals to feed 110 people. TSA students packed boxes with food for each family, including a turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, yams, cranberries, fruit cocktail, corn, green beans, a loaf of bread and a pie.
The boxes are being distributed today to needy families identified by school counselors at Marticville MS and Conestoga, Pequea and Martic elementary schools.
“This is awesome,” said Steve Evans, TSA adviser and applied engineering and technology teacher at Marticville. “We were shooting for 24 boxes and we ended up with 29. This gives kids a better meaning of Christmas — that it’s not just about getting things but helping people in need.”