By Lisa Stukel, Contributing Writer
Northborough- On April 27, students from Northborough's Cornerstone Academy took collected food items to the Northborough Food Pantry. Fourth- and fifth-grade students were participating in the nation-wide “Feinstein Food Challenge,” established 15 years ago by the Feinstein Foundation.
The Feinstein Foundation has established a $1 million challenge grant to help anti-hunger agencies around the country.
“Mr. Feinstein is a humanitarian who is striving to end hunger in our communities,” Northborough Food Pantry Co-Director Sarah Rothery said. “We are pleased that many schools are participating in the event, and it is a wonderful chance for children to give to those in need.”
From April 3 to 13, Cornerstone students collected a wide variety of items, including cereals, canned fruits, pasta and juice boxes, to the delight of the Food Pantry directors.
“It is nice to see our shelves restocked for the upcoming months,” Co-Director Ann Taggart said.
While at the pantry, he students proudly displayed their school banner and a homemade poster with the items that were collected.
“Every dollar and every pound of food contributed to our food pantry increases our share of these challenge funds,” said Sarah, a participating student.
For more information on the “Feinstein Food Challenge,” visit www.foodbankcenc.org.