Seniors successfully package meals for needy

By: Sara McEvoy, Reporter

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The Kaneland High School Senior Class collected money for their class project, the annual Maple Park Turkey Drop at GUMC on Sunday Nov. 23. The money is used to support families who can’t afford holiday meals.

Every year seniors do a charity project, and this years project was the Turkey Drop.

“The Turkey Drop is a service project that packs meals for families in need,” senior Morgan Sikon said.

The Turkey Drop is a traditional charity where people gather at the Grace United Methodist Church to donate foods such as frozen turkeys, hams and other canned foods to local families in need. It is sponsored by GUMC and St. Mary of the Assumption.

“This is the seventh year that we have opened our doors and asked people to bring in turkeys and hams, then we package and give them out.” participant Kari Rue said.

Many charities are supported by the Turkey Drop, including the Sugar Grove Food Pantry.

“This charity helps needy families throughout all 5 schools in the district.” Sikon said.

“It helps pretty much any family in the area” Rue said.

This year, a total of $218.87 was raised by seniors for the charity.

Many people agree that the Turkey Drop is a great charity that is important to many members of the community.

“It helps the community and shows that we support everyone in the district,” Sikon said.