On Friday, November 18, North Rockland Teachers’ Association Representatives drove a caravan of seven cars and vans to the North Rockland Food Pantry to deliver over 10,000 pounds of food items, 24 turkeys, three hams and over $200 in gift cards.
The teachers and students of the North Rockland Central School District ran a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the first few weeks of November and ran a contest to see which school building in the district could collect the most food items. Willow Grove Elementary won with a collection of 1,700 food items. Needless to say, all the schools came through and the students became involved in a worthy endeavor of creating a community service experience for all. With these contributions, The North Rockland Food Pantry was able to put together over 115 Thanksgiving dinners for North Rockland families.
NRTA President Debra Brennan said, “It was an incredible experience.”5 TONS OF FOOD DONATED BY NORTH ROCKLAND TEACHERS