The entire school celebrated the 15th Annual MICDS Turkey Train shortly before Thanksgiving, and once again, the community stepped up in a big way to help the needy in greater St. Louis. MICDS provides the largest number of frozen turkeys to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. This year’s final count was 504 turkeys and 3,188 pounds of canned and boxed food. Donated items and additional monetary gifts brought the total number of meals provided to 7,051.
The St. Louis Area Foodbank helps feed the needy in 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois, serving those in difficult financial situations or who are battling poverty. Many people who face financial problems are forced to make difficult sacrifices, but putting food on the table should not be one of them. The Foodbank helps relieve some of their stress by feeding 101,000 children, 2,500 adults fighting homelessness and 18,000 senior citizens annually.
MICDS is proud to once again support the good work of the St. Louis Area Foodbank and is grateful to everyone in the community who contributed.