29th Annual food gathering, turkey train
29th Annual food gathering, turkey train

Cincinnati Country Day's 29th Annual All-School Food Gathering and Middle School Turkey Train yielded a ton of turkeys, as well as thousands of non-perishable food items.

Country Day holds the food drive to help provide Thanksgiving meals for the Greater Cincinnati community. Upper and Lower School students were asked to bring canned goods or other non-perishables for the annual food drive. The Upper School contributed 2,000 food items, and the Lower School donated 1,756 items for a total of 3,756.

Middle School families were asked to donate frozen turkeys. Turkeys were collected and passed bucket-brigade style among Middle School students and into a freezer truck provided by United Dairy Farmers. As each turkey passed through the line, it was counted, weighed and recorded. The total was 139 turkeys weighing 2,016 pounds. Since Country Day began the Turkey Train in 2008, students have donated 20,672 pounds of turkey.

The food was donated to John P. Parker Elementary School, Madisonville, to distribute to their families.

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