FHTMS Food Drive Success

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Thursday February 16, 2012

Over the months of December and January, students at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School have been collecting canned goods and non-perishable items to donate to the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf.  The goal was to restock the shelves after the holiday season when the demand is still great but the donations have leveled off.  On Wednesday, February 8, The Food Shelf came and picked up over 2100 items collected by students.  Bob Maritano, Volunteer Food Drive Coordinator, estimated the donated goods would feed forty to fifty families for three to four weeks.  Members of the Student Council spearheaded the collection and worked very hard to ensure it was successful.  Mr. David Bailey’s 6th Grade TA managed to collect over 400 items and demonstrated the type of caring and generosity the community of South Burlington has come to admire about its youth.  Overall, the amount collected will make a tremendous difference for a number of local families in need.