Students in the foods classes taught by Alexa Hotopp and Erin Weatherly at Marshalltown High School were busy preparing nearly 100 pumpkin pies on November 22. The pies will be part of the free community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 24 at the Salvation Army (107 W. State St.).
Hotopp stressed to the students that making the pies is a way to give back to the community.
“This is what a community does – they help each other out,” Hotopp said.
The classes also tore up bread on November 21 that will be used in the stuffing at the meal on November 24.