Last November, the Evansville, Indiana campus of Ross Medical Education Center held a Thanksgiving food drive. The students brought in a variety of foods that you would typically find on the table on Thanksgiving Day from cranberry sauce to dressing mix. They even included brownie mix and other good sweets. All of the items were then placed into baskets to be given to local families. The sweetest thing that makes this food drive so special is that all of the food baskets that were made were sent to Lodge Community School to hand out to the student families that had been identified by the school social worker to have a need.
Lodge Community School serves children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The school’s staff and faculty works hard to provide each student with every opportunity for success. To contribute, the Evansville Ross campus was thrilled to put together 15 food baskets for families using the items they collected during their drive. Each basket consisted of green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, peas, sweet potatoes, marshmallows, macaroni and cheese, stuffing mix, potatoes, jello, pudding, and brownie mix. Their hope was to be able to help each of these families put together a delicious and full Thanksgiving meal. Thanks to their generosity, more than a dozen homes had a little more to be thankful for over the holiday with their friends and family.
Ross Medical Education Center in Evansville has partnered with Lodge Community School previously to assist students and families in need. Every time has been very meaningful, and the Ross campus plans to continue to build the relationship. They are honored to be able to help out with the needs of the young people in the local Evansville area. The Ross students get excited about helping out the elementary students and look forward to the next community drive.