Brookhaven Opens Food Pantry

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Families in need in the Brookhaven Elementary School community now have an additional community resource with the opening of the new food pantry on Nov. 6. In collaboration with the school’s PTA organization, the pantry has been filled with nonperishables and paper goods donated by Island Harvest Food Bank.

Principal Dr. Rebecca Raymond said that 20 families in the school community have thus far reached out for assistance. “Students are at the heart of the community,” Dr. Raymond said. “It takes a village to raise a child. Having food available for those who need it binds families together and is one less worry.”

At present, PTA members and faculty will box food, based on requests, and families can call the main office to make an appointment for a pickup. 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani thanked Dr. Raymond and the PTA for their insight and help with the project. “We are very excited about this new resource, which will assist our families in need,” he said.