In November, Milton Elementary students led an initiative to collect items for Sussex County Food Bank’s Caroling on The Circle food drive.
The event, which combines a food drive with singing holiday carols, has taken place since the mid-1980s. Although the entire school was involved in the donation process, several students in Scott Pierce’s classroom took the time to organize the logistics of the drive.
The students were responsible for advertising and promoting the drive with each classroom. They also picked up food from each room, weighed it, and helped get it sent to the food bank.
This year, students brought in a total of 1,976 pounds of food, including canned goods, nonperishables and cases of water.