CSBK Montclair donated 35 turkeys to the Nishuane School Thanksgiving Food drive last week. One of the special holiday traditions at Nishuane is the annual Fall Food Drive, where students, families and staff donate a variety of non-perishables, fruits and vegetables so families-in-need in the Nishuane School community can have a healthful and bountiful Thanksgiving feast.
“For many in our school’s community with stressed budgets and financial challenges, a Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t possible.” noted Erica Clark-Mitchell co-chair of the Food Drive. This year, the Food Drive provided 35 families with a turkey and ingredients for a Thanksgiving Dinner.
“CSBK contacted us as we were finalizing plans for our Food Drive. The timing and synergy was perfect and we couldn’t be more grateful to our newest community partner.” said Jill Mclaughlin, Principal of Nishuane School.
“It was a great opportunity to participate in a need that might have gone unfulfilled without our help. We are extremely grateful for the school’s PTA and our employees who made this happen on quite a short notice. The end result – helping 35 families from the school celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy a great meal as a family – makes it all worthwhile” said Tricia Hrotko, CSBK Executive Vice President.