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Thanksgiving Food Drive 2012

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Chief Roberts, Capt. Chris Beady, Nicole Vespucci, clerk, and Fire Inspector Rick Staeger.
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Front: PTO Outreach Committee Chairs: Ann Marie Petrocelli and Jennifer Barry Second: l to r: Alexis Beenbassat, Anna Ayes, Kristin Sterling, Susan Kuney, Robin Eichler, Lilly Ibrahim, Rachel Greenberg Back: Dr. James Crisfield, Karen Holden, Victoria King, Penina Barr, Karen Byington, Melissa Zarin, Caroline Adillon, Joan Griffin, Colleen Grazioso
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One-hundred seventeen boxes of food were donated by Millburn’s elementary school families and school district staff in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored by the Community Outreach Committee of the Millburn-Short Hills Conference of Parents and Teachers, and coordinated with the assistance of the Millburn-Short Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Millburn Fire Department and the Millburn Board of Education.

Even with a condensed collection time due to Superstorm Sandy, the committee is was overwhelmed by the generosity that will allow fifty township families to receive donations of 65 ShopRite turkeys, a cornucopia of Thanksgiving staples, and more than $3,000 in cash (each student was requested to send in $2) that was used to purchase ShopRite gift cards for each family. 

Members of the Millburn Fire Department volunteered to deliver the boxes to each family. This year’s drive was so successful that 25 additional boxes of much-needed food were delivered to the Red Cross to help stock their Food Pantry with provisions for the upcoming winter.

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The community also donated 30 enormous boxes full of leftover Halloween candy that was sent to Operation Shoebox NJ for U.S troops deployed overseas.

The Community Outreach Committee is chaired by Jennifer Barry and Ann Marie Petrocelli, and is made up of representatives from each of the five district elementary schools:  Kristin Sterling and Robin Eichler (Deerfield), Penina Barr (Glenwood), Alexis Benbassat (Hartshorn), Rachel Greenberg (South Mountain) and Victoria King (Wyoming).

The Committee thanks ShopRite in Millburn for their assistance with the purchase of gift cards as well as allowing school families to assign their Price Plus free turkeys to the recipients; Captain Christopher Beady for coordinating the delivery effort along with volunteers from the Fire Department; school district custodial staff for picking up the boxes from the school and delivering the candy; The American Red Cross for coordinating the confidential list of township families in need, and lastly all of the student and families who donated food and money and helped make the holidays a little brighter for so many of our township families.

 

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