Medford Elementary School Students Deliver Food for Local Poor and Hungry

Fourth grade students from Cranberry Pines Elementary School in Medford will deliver nonperishable food — more than 7,500 items — they collected at Cranberry Pines Elementary School between May 13 and 28. They will form an assembly line at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, allowing every student to literally lend a hand for every food item delivered.

This is the 12th consecutive year that Cranberry Pines students and families have collected food benefitting local families through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Students lead the food drive each year by distributing flyers and giving speeches to each class to kick-off the effort. They make daily collections and record the number of food items collected. Bags of food line the halls of the school so the students can see the scope of the donations. In all, students have collected more than 49,000 items.

This year’s event will take place at Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1 Jones Road, Medford on Thursday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m.