The Race Brook School Student Council under the leadership of third grade teacher, Janet Greenspan, organized a generous and compassionate food and personal items drive this fall to benefit the Orange Food Pantry serving residents of Orange and the Pizza People. The Pizza People is made up of a group of empathetic citizens who volunteer their time to work together and help provide food, necessities, care, and clothing to those that are homeless and needy in New Haven.
The entire Race Brook School student body, with the help of their families, participated in donating food and personal items to these organizations which included shampoo, conditioner, lotion, powder, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, cereal, crackers, chips, applesauce, tuna, chicken, chili, and Spam.
Dedicated Student Council members collected and organized the donated food and personal items for the drive. The children and families of Race Brook School in Orange have proven once again that they are always willing to put their hearts into giving to those in need.
From left to right the members pictured are: Riannie D., Telmo I., Ethan P., Brennan W., Xavier J. (not pictured), and Nate R. (not pictured).