November 23, 2021- Sixteen local families from the greater-Elizabethtown area will enjoy Thanksgiving Food Baskets, compliments of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. The baskets contained all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner, including a gift certificate for a turkey, a vegetable, bread, potatoes, yams, stuffing, and gravy. The baskets also contained other items the families could use for the entire day like coffee, cereal, and juice.
In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the school's students, faculty, and staff took part in the school's annual Feathers for Families program. This year's fundraising initiative raised an incredible $3,695.3, which was used to purchase traditional Thanksgiving food items.
The Feathers for Families program has steadily grown since it was launched in 1995. In year one, the school raised $750 to put together food baskets for eight families.