Walsh Middle School students collected more than 2,800 food items and raised more than $3,000 during its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, said Principal Teresa Carney.
From November 1-22, homerooms were asked to collect non-perishable food items and cash donations. The students raised more than $3,000, from individuals, local businesses and the Walsh PTO.
The money was used to purchase full Thanksgiving dinners that were provided to 30 Walsh families, said Carney. Additionally, each family received a share of the donated food, said Carney.
Walsh students (including representative from the Best Buddies, Peer Leadership, and GSA clubs) sorted and then divided the donated food on Friday, Nov. 22.
"The Walsh Middle School family is very proud of our students and staff," said Carney.
Walsh wanted to send a special thanks to the following organizations and businesses who helped make this annual tradition a huge success: the Walsh PTO, A-Affordable Insurance Agency, Inc., Bearak Reports, Fitts Insurance, Fortini & Wilcox Realty, Inc., Fortis Management Group, Mark’s Movers, Roche Bros., Rogers Insulation Specialists CO., INC. and Stop & Shop."
Thanks to Kevin Cummings of Cummings Photography in Framingham for photographing the sorting event at Walsh Middle School for Framingham Patch.