Roosevelt Middle School Interact Club Collects Food for Mayor's Sunshine Fund Thanksgiving Drive

Pictured: (Seated, from left to right) Junior Interact Co-advisor Kim Cerutti, Mayor Rob Parisi and Junior Interact Co-advisor Tracy Gordon. (Standing, from left to right) 7th Grade ELA teacher Jay Wecht, Tochi Obinna, Johanna Jaeger, Jamari Servance, Ayleen Sanzana-Diaz, Jared Wolf, Ramona Hall, Allen Preval, Tai Gass, Shirley Rodriguez, Jacqueline Mazariego, Joseph Lema, Shemar Beaucluche, Tion Pierce and Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush.(Not pictured: Assistant-principal Marc J. Lawrence and student Meghan Titus.)   Credits: Kelly McSharry

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Rob Parisi visited the children of Roosevelt Middle School to personally thank them for the exemplary job they did collecting food for the Mayor's Sunshine Fund, an annual food drive conducted in all West Orange Schools to help support West Orange families in need during the holiday season.

The food drive is run by Roosevelt's Junior Interact Club, (advisors Kim Cerutti and Tracy Gordon). This year the children collected over 450 cans of food to help their neighbors throughout West Orange.

Patti Duffy, West Orange Welfare Director and coordinator for the Mayor's Sunshine Fund Thanksgiving Food Drive, estimated that 150 Thanksgiving baskets were delivered by the Department of Public Works on Monday, Nov. 24 to needy families throughout the township. Following the deliveries, the West Orange DPW crew delivered the leftover turkeys and non-perishable food items to the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry.


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