On Wednesday, at their Thanksgiving Assembly, Millburn Middle School students were taught a lesson on people who are in need. On the eve of a holiday which is all about food, they learned that many people go hungry.
Millburn Middle school students know this, because throughout the year they go on monthly visits to the Morristown Soup Kitchen. This assembly discussed what the soup kitchen does and other ways to help those in need. The school’s Peer Leader Outreach Program (PLOP) organized a food collection at the school, and more than 50 decorated boxes of food were on display on the stage.
As in years past, the food donations were taken by former school custodian, Mr. Neville Clarke, to his church where it is distributed it to needy families in Newark. Mr. Clarke was head custodian at the Middle School for 26 years, and has returned each year since his retirement 12 years ago to accept the donations from the students.