Food pantry opens at Heuvelton Central
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:42 pm

In front, are Rosemary Simmons, Donna Ballard and Debbie Kingsley; back, Jesse Coburn, Brandi Simmons, Iva Johnson, Kendra Roacher, Darlene Roacher and Kelly Charlton.

HEUVELTON -- Heuvelton Central School District is opening the Heuvelton School Food Pantry. The pantry will be open on the fourth Thursday of each month from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., unless school is not in session.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Heuvelton Central School will serve as a pilot school-based pantry site in St. Lawrence County in the spring of 2018.

“Last winter we were approached by the Food Bank of Central New York about this unique opportunity. The Board was supportive of the idea, as it helps to provide greater food security for the local population. Students that are well-fed and well-rested are better learners,” shared Heuvelton Central School Superintendent Jesse Coburn.

The pantry will be housed in previously underutilized space in the high school, and will be staffed after school hours by volunteers from the school, Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, and the community.

This month, the pantry will be open from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Parking is located on the right side of the school in the main lot and the pantry be accessed through the side entry near the music rooms.

For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, contact the District Office.

Founded in 1985, the Food Bank of Central New York is one of the most efficient food banks in the country and distributes more than 14 million pounds of food to hungry families, children and elderly each year.

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