In October, Kent Denver organized the annual, school-wide "Cans for Kristin" Food Drive to support the Thanksgiving Basket Program run by Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) in Englewood.
After the food donations were delivered, five Upper School students, along with Jason Mundy, Director of Equity and Community Engagement and Binbin Wei, World Languages teacher, joined nearly 100 other volunteers at IFCS to help assemble Thanksgiving boxes that would be filled with food and distributed to families in our community.
With a wonderful excitement and energy, KDS students had fun and celebrated milestones together–100 boxes, 200 boxes, 300! The honor of completing the last box was given to the one senior in attendance, with cheers of accomplishment all around.
"It's nice for the kids to see that the food we collect in a food drive really does go to people, and that we are part of a community effort," said Mr. Mundy.
During the recent 2017 Grandparents and Special Friends Day, sixth-graders and their guests prepared 80 pumpkin and apple pies, which were later baked in the Dining Hall. Sixth-grade families also donated 28 cooked turkeys. Kent Denver boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams then took the holiday fare to Capitol Hill Community Service's downtown Denver soup kitchen on Wednesday, where they served a pre-Thanksgiving meal to those in need.
Kent Denver extends a generous thank you to all of the students and families who contributed to our Food Drive and to preparing turkeys and pies.