POINT PLEASANT — Panthers Let’s Eat has gathered enough donations to create over 400 donation bags to support local families in need.
Kate Roach, director of the Panthers Let’s Eat program, held a food drive at Nellie Bennett Elementary School on Saturday, March 11. Ms. Roach said, “We were hoping to collect 68 bags and a total of 418 were donated.”
Nellie Bennett students donated many toiletries during the Kindness Week at the school and many boxes of food were donated by Callan’s Character Crew from Ocean Road Elementary School. Ms. Roach said this was a part of a program called Project of Love, where every class in the school put these boxes together and wrote encouraging notes to families and students in need.
The Panthers Let’s Eat program started six years ago by Ms. Roach to help food insecure families within the district. She said these are students who are on the free and reduced lunch program which allows students who may be struggling financially to still eat lunch in the schools.
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