School’s Food Drive Helps Victims of Hurricane Irene

HELPING THE NEEDY ... Seniors Arturo Martinez of North Plainfield, Lian Cancryn of Plainfield and Jaiminee Patel of Piscataway carry bags and boxes of food from the school to for delivery to Hands of Hope. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood)

EDISON – On Friday, Sept. 16, a group of senior students from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School accompanied Upper School Head Rhona Eserner, Dawn Cancryn, Pat Fielder, Allyson Schieve and Dawn Francavilla on a trip to Hands of Hope in Edison to deliver three car loads of food collected in a school-wide drive to help those affected by Hurricane Irene.

The food drive began after the school held a 9/11 commemoration ceremony the previous week to honor first responders. The school community held the food drive as a way to give back with a good deed to the community. The primary food items collected were rice, cereal, pasta, fruit, tuna and pasta sauce.

Jackie Godusky, president of Hands of Hope, was overwhelmed by the generosity and said Wardlaw-Hartridge brought her more items than the large public schools in the area. Godusky estimated that Wardlaw-Hartridge donated $1,500 worth of food.

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