TAMPA – Students, staff and parents from St. John’s School Episcopal Parish Day School delivered a final load of food on Nov. 22 to Metropolitan Ministries, collected through a joint effort of the church and school through the annual Dads’ Club-sponsored Thanksgiving Food Drive.
All told, the two deliveries exceeded 3,200 pounds of food, more than 2.5 times the amount of food donated by the effort in 2012. Students who made the delivery also got a tour of the Metropolitan Ministries facility and learned more about the nonprofit organization.
St. John’s has a long relationship with Metropolitan Ministries from its very beginning, being one of the founding organizations of the charity in 1972.
“Once again this year, we are so gratified to see our students make the effort to support the needy of our community through our Dads’ Club Food Drive,” said Gordon Rode, St. John’s school headmaster. “We were so glad to make the connection even deeper this year for many of our students with a visit to the Met Min facility, so they could see firsthand the impact their generosity will have on others.”