Children in the Work-Family Connection at Milton Avenue School Learn about Local Hunger
Thursday, October 25, 2012 • 12:00am
Celeste Stracco, Educational Coordinator of the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry in Parsipany, visited the Work-Family Connection After School Enrichment Program at the Milton Avenue School as part of the week long "Lights On" celebration. Ms. Stracco presented an interactive program at the Chatham program using the classic Aubrey Davis book titled "Stone Soup." The children deposited food items into a large pot as the story was read. They also sorted, counted, and re-packaged teabags for the Pantry. The Work-Family program held a food drive and gave the collected items to Ms. Stracco for distribution to families and individuals who are in need.
Established in 1994, the Interfaith Food Pantry was formed when a group from local houses of worship decided to address the growing issue of hunger by consolidating their food assistance programs. The Pantry is currently distributing more than 15,000 lbs of food to 325 families each week! The Pantry's clients are primarily senior citizens living on fixed incomes and low-income working families in Morris County. For more information about current needs or ways to help, please Contact the Pantry at 973 538 8049 or visit email@example.com.
The Work-Family Connection is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1989. It operates more than 30 before- and after-school, kindergarten extended day and summer camp programs throughout the state. Aurora Pipeling is the founder and executive director. For more information, please call 908-534-5935 or visit our website at http://www.workfamily.org.