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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Brooklyn Avenue food drive helps the needy
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Andrew Hackmack/Herald
School Nurse Maria Griffin, left, and Grace United Methodist Church food drive coordinator Theresa DiSalvo with the donations.

Members of Grace United Methodist Church said they were pleased with the donations from the school. They noted that because of the storm, they were already behind in collecting donations for Thanksgiving. A local Boy Scout troop was unable to do its regular food drive outside of King Kullen to benefit the church.

Theresa DiSalvo, the food drive coordinator, said the students and staff at the school helped make up the difference. “I think there’s more food than we ever got from Brooklyn Avenue School,” she said looking at a stage covered in boxes.

Comis said the food drive normally would have begun around Halloween, but school was closed for seven days because of the storm. He said he is proud of his students for gathering so much food in such a short period of time.

“Despite the delay, it was a success,” he said. “The children’s sense of giving, and the life lesson learned from this is just fantastic.”

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