Our Lady of Fatima School raised more than $16,000 from its Saints Walkathon in October\u00a0and donated a portion of the funds to two local food banks on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Students and staff presented $825 checks to representatives from the Interfaith Food Pantry in Wilton and the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk, as well as supplies the school collected over a few weeks. On Oct. 14, hundreds of students, staff, parents and parishioners walked 1.2 miles around the school and parish grounds of Our Lady of Fatima on Danbury Road during the fourth annual Saints Walkathon \u2014\u00a0named in honor of All Saints Day. To reinforce the school\u2019s objective of \u201cservice above self,\u201d each grade chose a saint to represent and learned about their life and good works in the weeks leading up to the walkathon. A majority of the proceeds from the walk went towards supporting and enhancing the nonprofit Catholic school\u2019s academic program, and 10% went to the food banks. \u201cWhat better way to teach \u2018service above self\u2019 to our children than to encourage them to support both their school and their community,\u201d said walkathon chairperson Joanne Salageanu. Our Lady of Fatima Principal Stan Steele said the students were \u201cso excited\u201d to be able to help out the two food banks. \u201cIt is especially important during the holiday season, which can be so difficult for struggling families,\u201d he said. For raising more than $16,000, Steele and Pastor Reggie Norman wore chicken costumes and performed the chicken dance during two lunch periods in October.