WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park distributed 30 turkeys and the fixings to local families who need a helping hand this Thanksgiving. The Borough sends its thanks to Fairway Market, who generously donates turkeys every year to the collection drive.
Thanks to School District Superintendent Dr. Michele Pillari and each of the schools, which work to identify families in need. 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, located in the Borough, also donated a $20 ShopRite gift card for each bag to help families with other items they might need.
At Memorial School, students assembled the 30 full Thanksgiving dinner bags to go with the turkey and gift card from donations that were received. The Beatrice Gilmore School community collected about 400 items towards the drive and the Charles Olbon School community collected 401 items. Both schools also collected food for animals, given to the non-profit rescue group Angels for Animals. The remaining donations, after filling the Thanksgiving dinner bags, were given to the food pantry at St. Agnes Church in Little Falls.