D50 Annual Holiday Food Drive brings community together

  • Volunteers box up food Tuesday at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee.

      Volunteers box up food Tuesday at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comSeventh-grade Special Ed teacher Liz Howard fills up a box as other volunteers box up food Tuesday December 14, 2021 at Woodland School in Gurnee.

    Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comSeventh-grade Special Ed teacher Liz Howard fills up a box as other volunteers box up food Tuesday December 14, 2021 at Woodland School in Gurnee.

  • Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comOne of the many boxes of food that volunteers packed Tuesday December 14, 2021 at Woodland School in Gurnee.

    Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comOne of the many boxes of food that volunteers packed Tuesday December 14, 2021 at Woodland School in Gurnee.

 
 
Updated 12/15/2021 11:00 AM

The halls of Woodland Middle School were bustling with activity after school on Tuesday afternoon as a host of volunteers packed boxes of food to be distributed tonight.

A handful of National Junior Honor Society students rubbed shoulders with staff members as they filled more than 100 boxes in Gurnee.

 

"The food will be ready to hand out to our families tomorrow night when they come, and they'll just drive-through (and) open their trunk," Brooke Hagstrom, communications director for District 50, said Tuesday.

"We also had people donating financially, on our website, and were able to raise $8,000," she added.

That money is going to be divided up and will be given as grocery store gift cards to people in need.

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