CCS Turkey Trot provides holiday meals to local families

Cubbie, the CCS Mascot, is pictured with the food donations. (submitted photo)

Cubbie, the CCS Mascot, is pictured with the food donations. (submitted photo)

As part of Christ Church School‘s focus on healthy, active lifestyles, CCS students and their families spent the day before Thanksgiving break trotting like turkeys.

Students were seen trotting all about campus, with elementary students trotting an entire mile. After being awarded participation medals, students enjoyed a light “runner’s snack” and cheered on other competitors, according to a press release.

“In the past, we celebrated Thanksgiving with communal meals, but so much food went to waste,” stated Kim Westfall, Head of School at CCS, in the release. “It made us consider those who might not have enough food during the holidays, so we shifted our focus to promoting healthy activities and providing holiday meals to local families in need.”

“The CCS Turkey Trot is a wonderful blend of community fun, fitness, and outreach, and truly exemplifies the spirit, passion, and principles of Christ Church School.”

As part of the annual Turkey Trot, Christ Church School partners with Interfaith Cooperative Ministries to help provide holiday meals to local families in need.

Over 500 units of canned fruits and vegetables, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cornbread were collected during the Turkey Trot food drive.

“We are always thankful for the amazing generosity of our CCS families,” stated Mrs. Westfall in the release.

These non-perishable food items will be used to supplement the holiday food baskets ICM Food Bank distributes during the holidays.

For more information about ICM,  visit their website at

Christ Church School is located 4015 E. Lincoln Dr. in Paradise Valley.

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