Country Day School Food and Donation Drive Supports Local Families and Hospital Workers

Through a food drive held the week of Dec. 7-11, students at Shady Side Academy Country Day School collected more than 400 non-perishable food items for The Pressley Ridge Backpack Giveback program, which supplies food to families who may be struggling to find their next meal, and basic necessities to children in foster care.

Also on Friday, Dec. 11, students were encouraged to donate $1 to enjoy a dress-down day and wear their grade's assigned rainbow colors. School Head Dr. Jennifer Asmonga and school counselor Claudine Runette used the $250 raised to deliver Panera Bread lunch to the doctors and nurses at St. Margaret's Hospital on Monday, Dec. 14, along with the students' handmade cards with messages of gratitude and hope.

Congratulations to the students and teachers on a successful food and donation drive, and thank you to all who contributed!

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