Food drive supports troops and community

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Inspired by the giving holiday season, students, faulty and staff at Oldfield Middle School banded together to collect food for their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and gathered supplies to support military troops for “Operation Ziploc.”

For the 21st consecutive year, seventh-grade students orchestrated the Thanksgiving Food Drive, receiving donations from students, faculty and staff in the middle school. Seventh-grade advisors Mike Hopkins and Chris Murphy assisted students while they organized and sorted food into re-usable bags, which were distributed to 17 families in need.

The middle school also collected food, hygienic products and other essentials that would be shipped overseas to troops serving in the United States Military. “Operation Ziploc” middle school coordinator Joe Maiello facilitated students while they created care packages in Ziploc bags and wrote letters that were placed in individual packages, thanking troops for their bravery and service.