Essex Middle School wrapped up their holiday food drive before winter break, as students from the Phoenix Team (who organized the event) delivered a total of 574 pounds of food to Aunt Dot’s Place.

Grade levels competed over a two week span to see which one could gather the most items. With 273 total items donated, the eighth graders won the ice cream sundae competition, while sixth grade came in second with a total of 245 items, and seventh grade came in third place with 101 items donated.

Thank you to all who participated and helped to support our local community!