The 2013 Unified Food Drive and Turkey Drive collected more than 12,500 food items this year. The final food count included more than 12,157 food items donated, 556 turkeys donated and four food pantries stocked.
The private school winner was Ideal Elementary with 7.31 items per student. The winning public schools were: Jerry Thomas Elementary School in Jupiter with 1.78 items per student, Berkshire Elementary School in West Palm Beach with 1.68 items per student and H.L. Johnson Elementary School in Royal Palm Beach with 1.47 items per student.
Organizers thank the students and schools involved, as well as WRMF (Beth, Jennifer, Deena & Joe), Blue Bell Ice Cream, County Ice, Publix Supermarkets, First Baptist of Royal Palm Beach, the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club and Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.