The Race Brook School Student Council under the leadership of teachers, JoAnne Escandon and Pam Galatioto, organized a food drive this fall to benefit Fish of Greater New Haven, Inc. and the Orange Community Center, a non-profit food pantry that serves New Haven and Orange residents in food crisis. Founded in 1968, FISH continues to help those who are homebound, elderly, disabled, unemployed or under employed (www.fishgnh.org).
The entire student body, with the help of their parents, participated in donating 1,077 pounds of non-perishable food items, including macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, rice, soup, peanut butter, coffee, hot chocolate, and supermarket gift cards. The council members proudly presented the donations to FISH on behalf of the school.
The photo shows enthusiastic student members who dedicated their time and energy to collect the donated food items. From left to right the members are: Jillian Barnes, Sarah Ginsberg, Maya Quaranta, Kaitlyn Coughlin, Caitlyn Smith, and Charlotte Pellegrino. The children from the town of Orange have proven time and time again that they put their hearts into giving to those in need.