PCDS donates record number of turkeys to St. Mary’s Food Bank

Phoenix Country Day School students during the Nov. 22 turkey drive. (submitted photo)

Phoenix Country Day School students during the Nov. 22 turkey drive. (submitted photo)

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, Phoenix Country Day School held its annual Turkey Drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank.

Led by the PCDS Middle School student council, families were encouraged to bring in a frozen turkey to be donated to St. Mary’s, according to a press release.

In the lead up to the event, PCDS Head of Middle School, Ben Sullivan, received an email from St. Mary’s Food Bank remarking that their total donations for the year were 1,600 short in their efforts to feed needy families from throughout the Valley.

“I hoped we could assist them in fulfilling their need,” Mr. Sullivan said in the release. “I also hoped our community would rally and exceed the number of turkeys we donated last year.”

Last year, PCDS donated 538 turkeys to St. Mary’s, and this year, the community was able to donate 626 turkeys to help meet the needs at the food bank, the release stated.

“I feel privileged, each and every day, to work at such an amazing school,” said Mr. Sullivan in the release. “My energy and enthusiasm was heightened this morning as I knew we had the potential to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people. I am just in awe of the generosity of our community.”

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