The Princeton Day School community once again participated in the annual school-wide Thanksgiving Basket Drive this week to help make this holiday special for all families in Mercer County. The goal of the drive was to create complete Thanksgiving baskets with food for the Thanksgiving meal and the rest of the week. The Lower School was able to create 59 baskets of food, which they donated to Homefront (https://www.homefrontnj.org/). The Middle and Upper Schools worked together to create 53 complete baskets, which they donated to the Family Guidance Center (http://www.fgccorp.org/).
Hallie Hoffman '18, one of the Service Learning Committee representatives, reported that many student volunteers spent four hours assembling the baskets. She noted, "Each box contained mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, pasta, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, pumpkin/yams, baking mixes, soup, rice, beans, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, pudding, cereal/snacks, tomato sauce, gravy, and a $15 turkey gift card. These completed boxes, along with lots of additional food and some handmade cards from the Middle Schoolers, have been donated to the Family Guidance Center will go directly to families in need."