The students, Alex Tiezzi, Sam Armenia and Ben Toles, all of Chester, explained their project and asked shoppers to donate groceries for the drive. In a single afternoon the boys had filled the SSKP truck with 1,751 pounds of non-perishable food. The food was delivered to our Westbrook Pantry, which distributes over 15,000 pounds of food every month to hundreds of local families in need. Deep River Adams Supermarket manager Jeff Prindle also helped in the effort, by providing food “at cost” for a $1,000 donation made by supporters of the food drive.
“What a wonderful example these three young men have set for their fellow students,” said Patty Dowling, executive director of SSKP. “On behalf of those we serve, who experience a community that cares deeply each time they attend a pantry, I thank these students and all those who donated food during the drive.”
(l-r)Valley Regional High School 10th grade students Sam Armenia, Alex Tiezzi and Ben Toles.