The students of the Race Brook School Student Council under the leadership of teachers, JoAnne Escandon, Janet Greenspan, and Pam Galatioto, organized their annual food drive once again 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.
The Student Council’s message for the food drive was, “Your thoughtfulness and generosity will help bring joy to others less fortunate during this holiday season”. The entire student body, with the help of their parents, whole-heartedly participated in donating 682 pounds of non-perishable food items, including supermarket gift cards. The council members proudly presented the donations to FISH on behalf of the school. “Working on the food drive is so much fun. It’s special to me because my great-grandmother worked at Fish of Greater New Haven helping others,” says sixth grader Sarah G.
The photo shows enthusiastic Student Council members who dedicated their time and energy to collect the donated food items. The children from the town of Orange prove once again that they put their hearts into giving to those in need. “It feels great to help people going through hard times,” emphatically states sixth grader Kaleigh F. “All I can say is thank you to all the people who made donations.”