Moorestown Home and School collects turkeys and pies for families in need Nov. 23

Turkey Drive

Moorestown Home and School collects frozen turkeys and fresh pies, which are combined with non-perishable goods that are collected at all Moorestown Township Public Schools to create Thanksgiving baskets for Moorestown families in need. This is a community effort, with donations of turkeys, pies and canned goods coming from Moorestown residents, school children and teachers.

The Moorestown Home and School Turkey/Pie Drive will take place on Monday, Nov. 23 at each of the schools in the Moorestown district. The collection sites are:

Moorestown High School, at the back loop/Stanwick Road parking lot from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

William Allen Middle School, at the front of the school from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Mooretown Upper Elementary School, at the back of building at the end of the drop off loop from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

South Valley Elementary School, on the blacktop by the drop off loop from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Mary Roberts Elementary School, on the blacktop/sideway area from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Baker Elementary School, across the street at Maple Dawson Park from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Anyone may donate frozen turkeys, frozen turkey breasts and fresh pies (homemade or store bought) at any of the above locations. Please sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4bada82ea5fa7-thanksgivingto donate a pie/turkey.

Betsi turkeys

MTPS faculty and staff organize and oversee the collection and sorting of canned goods at each school and Home and School Community Service volunteers help collect the turkeys and pies.

New this year — there are convenient drop off locations at every school site during morning drop off.

If all of our needs are met within the MTPS community, we will donate additional food to MEND Housing, Twin Oaks and the food pantry at the First Baptist Church on Main Street.

We rely on the generosity of the entire community to make the event a success; volunteers who help collect turkeys and pies at the schools always enjoy the morning, which is filled with a truly wonderful thanksgiving spirit.

For more information contact Home and School District Community Service Chair Jen Brinkman at jen_brinkman@comcast.net.