“People have been getting laid off,” Joyce said, “and groceries aren’t cheap. So we wanted to send some healthy food home for the weekends to help out.”
Joyce said he connected Chakar with Brundege who, along with several other community volunteers, will be filling the brown bags and bringing them to the school. They won’t have to travel far, Joyce said, as the food bank is located across the street from the school in the Andes Presbyterian Church.
”We are happy to be able to work with the school to do this,” Brundege said. “It’s a nice opportunity for the children.”
Price Chopper in Delhi will be donating raisins for the bags, Joyce said, and Freshtown Foods in Margaretville will also donate food items.
The brown bags will be presented to the students before the end of the day on Friday, Chakar said, with Joyce, Brundege and elementary teachers passing them out.
“It will be a good after-school treat,” Chakar said. “New York is made up, mostly, of small towns. This is an opportunity for one such small town to come together and help mold the future generation, working with the community to provide for the kids.”