Many MICDS traditions needed to be sidelined or rethought this year, and the 2020 Turkey Train was no exception. However, that didn’t stop the MICDS community from coming up with a solution that tapped into the spirit of giving to provide Thanksgiving meals to needy families in the St. Louis region. And Rams showed TONS of spirit this year!
Students donated food items throughout the week, and the Turkey Train became a drive-through event during the morning hours. This year, donating a turkey was a choice open to students from all divisions. Families also made monetary donations to support the work of the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
“We were concerned that donations would be low with three grade levels learning from home and not being able to do the traditional Turkey Train with the passing of turkeys,” said Erin Hamill, Director of Upper School Community Service. “But the entire community really pulled together and the support this year was tremendous. We are extremely fortunate to have such generous families at MICDS and are so thankful for their support of this annual tradition.”
This year, MICDS Rams families donated:
- 9 totes of turkeys for a total weight of 4,860 lbs
31 barrels of non-perishable items for a total weight of 3,382 lbs
$5,664.85 in monetary donations
Between the food and the monetary donations, our community provided 29,387 meals for local families. Way to go, Rams!