By Olivia Marcano
At last. It is that time of year. The time where everyone is excited about the holidays, ready to gather with family and loved ones to enjoy a break from work or school. But being away from school has its own problems if you don’t have stability. Students should be worried about having fun and celebrating the holidays, not worried about whether or not they have enough to eat at home. To aid in ensuring kids are happy and healthy over the break, East has opened a pantry.
I had the pleasure of talking with Mrs. Gibbons who gave me a program overview. She informed me that, “during the holidays the Food Pantry offers groceries for East Scholars and their families. Students and parents can use a link to sign up.” This link she provided can give students access to food and hygiene supplies to scholars and families at no cost. The pantry also offers nutrition education, healthy recipes, and the locations of other food pantries around Rochester. This resource is stocked by Foodlink and other organizations and organized by Mrs. Gibbons and other dedicated members of our East community to make our lives easier and for that we are truly thankful.
Thanksgiving has been a staple holiday in American history revolving around family, generosity, and love. The East High community pantry is just one way to help us make the most of Thanksgiving by helping support each other and our families throughout the holidays at this time of year.