Schuylerville fourth graders are organizing a donation drive for the Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief (SAFER). The students will be collecting items Nov. 13-25 and sorting and delivering the donations to the food pantry on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4. Members of the SAFER Board of Directors will be on hand to take the donations and give the students a tour of the pantry.
“This is a wonderful learning experience for our students and allows them the opportunity to see how their kindness and compassion impacts our community,” fourth grade teacher Jennifer Moreau said.
SAFER will take any nonperishable food item, but the pantry is in need of packages that contain single serving items.
Community members wishing to donate may drop off items in the lobby of the elementary school.
The food pantry is located at 12 Spring Street and is open 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for use by residents of the Schuylerville Central School District. SAFER also accepts food and monetary donations during those hours. For more information, call the pantry phone, (518) 260-4779.