2006-03-30 / News

Melrose students hold food drive

Melrose Avenue School students will participate in Hunger Awareness Week by undertaking a school-wide service learning project to collect food for the needy. The project will run from April 3 to 11 during which students will hold a food drive. Those who wish to make donations should bring non-perishable items to the Melrose school. Everything will go to the Jamestown Food Pantry.

Hunger Awareness Week donations will be matched by the Feinstein Center, which will give $1 per item donated, the sum of which will also go to the food pantry. The matching funds will be used for vouchers to purchase perishables such as fresh meat, vegetables, and dairy products.

Each grade has a particular shopping list to fill. Kindergarten students should bring in paper goods. Those in grade 1 can donate peanut butter, jelly, coffee, and tea. Grade 2 students are asked to bring in soups, cereals, tuna, and canned meats. In grade 3, donations should be vegetables, fruits, condiments, and salad dressings. Grade 4 students should bring in pastas, sauces, canned ravioli or boxed macaroni and cheese.

For additional information, call Nora Santamour at 423-3822.

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