Eldredge Students ‘Trot’ 1,788 Food Items to Food Cupboard

by | Nov 22, 2023

Above: Eldredge students crowd the hallway at St. Luke’s Church to deliver more than 1,700 food items to the Interfaith Food Pantry housed there.

A school record!

The annual parade of children carrying foodstuffs marched from Eldredge Elementary School down Prospect Street to Spring Street to the turnoff for St. Luke’s Church last Thursday (11/16/23), resulting in a record 1,788 food items donated to the EG Interfaith Food Cupboard housed there.

The weather was perfect for what the school calls it’s Turkey Trot (not to be mistaken for the 5K Turkey Trot that takes place Saturday, Nov. 25). 

As Eldredge Principal Dan Seger said to parents in an email after the event, 

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from students and families for our annual Turkey Trot for the EG Food Pantry! Special shoutout to Mrs. Ratigan and Mrs. Smith for organizing another wonderful Trot –such a special annual event for our school community!”

Bravo all!

What food items do you bring? Photo courtesy of the Eldredge Yearbook

Lining up outside St. Luke’s, Eldredge students wait their turn to go in with their foodstuffs. Photo courtesy of the Eldredge Yearbook

Almost there! Photo courtesy of the Eldredge Yearbook

This Eldedge student has a spring in her step on the way to the Food Cupboard. Photo courtesy of the Eldredge Yearbook

Showing the goods they are taking to the Food Cupboard. Photo courtesy of the Eldredge Yearbook

The ‘cupboard’ looking pretty full.

EG Interfaith Food Pantry volunteers.

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Brian Clement
Brian Clement
November 22, 2023 8:31 pm

Great work Eldredge Students, Teachers, and Staff. Great community tradition and teaching moment for all involved.

Laura Sullivan
Laura Sullivan
November 23, 2023 7:58 pm

This is a special kind of parade in Town! Kudos to the students who took part in such enthusiastic and committed fashion, and to the Eldredge teachers and administrators who initiated and facitated the initiative. How wonderful to see the crowded corridor at St. Luke’s filled with young townsfolk, paying it forward for those in our midst who are in need.


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