Woodland Park distributed 30 turkeys and the fixings to local families this past Thanksgiving. The Borough sends its thanks to Fairway Market, who generously donates turkeys every year to the collection drive.
Thanks to Schools Superintendent Dr. Michele Pillari and each of the schools. The food collection was coordinated by the Memorial School Student Council, Charles Olbon School, and Beatrice Gilmore School together with donations from generous families of Woodland Park. Blue Crest Recovery Center also donated a $20 ShopRite gift card for each bag to help families with other items they might need.
At Memorial School, students assembled 30 full Thanksgiving dinner bags to go with the turkey and gift card. The remaining donations, after filling the Thanksgiving dinner bags, were given to the food pantry at St. Agnes Church in Little Falls. Beatrice Gilmore School and Charles Olbon School also collected food for animals, given to the non-profit rescue group Angels for Animals.