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Binghamton High School Students Prep For Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Over 1,000 pounds of turkey is in the oven and 300 pies are being sliced at Binghamton High School. All of this food is for the annual community Thanksgiving meal that feeds around 1,500 people each year. 

Students and staff at Binghamton High School volunteer their time on Wednesday and Thursday, to prepare and serve the meal to community members who may not have anywhere else to go for the holiday.

"It's really nice to know that we're able to provide that sense of family in the community where some people may not have a family to celebrate Thanksgiving with," says Shannon Perna, a senior at Binghamton High School. 

Perna and her classmate, Paige Drumm, both say they look forward to this Thanksgiving tradition every year.

"One of my favorite parts of the day is seeing the superintendents and principals actually in the cafeteria serving," says Drumm, "It's really nice to know that the entire Binghamton community comes together to make this a success each year."

Perna, Drumm, and about 200 of their classmates and school faculty members will be serving the meal from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

There will be no home delivery or takeout meals available. 

First Student is providing a free shuttle service for those who need transportation to the meal. The pick-up schedule is below:

Shuttle #1:

  • 11 a.m. at Franklin Elementary School (Conklin Ave)
  • 11:15 a.m. North Shore Towers (Isbell Street)

 

Shuttle #2:

  • 11 a.m. Greater Binghamton Transportation Center (Chenango Street)
  • 11:15 a.m. First Ward Senior Citizens Center (Clinton Street)