Hudson High School Jr. Boosters give back to community

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By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor

Members of the Hudson Jr Boosters club stand together with a classroom full of donated food at Hudson High School.
Members of the Hudson Jr Boosters club stand together with a classroom full of donated food at Hudson High School.

Hudson – The Hudson High School Jr. Boosters got in on the regional push to fight food insecurity and a collective sense of isolation last month.

Led by advisor Shelly Francolini, the team of 10 students specifically started a food drive for area families.

“This is a great group of students,” Francolini said in an email to the Community Advocate. “Even during such a trying time, they are trying to spread some goodwill and sense of community and also help where they can.”

Students organized and collected food after community members filled out a Google Form sign-up sheet.

They then delivered donations to the COVID Emergency Food Relief Program at the First United Methodist Church on Felton St, near downtown Hudson.

Like the Community Cupboard in Marlborough, that goodwill effort spearheaded by the Church has emerged as a rally point for area residents interested in giving back over the last year.

Several people have volunteered. Several more individuals and groups, including a recent contingent of students from Quinn Middle School, have donated.

“Hudson is a tight-knit community,” program organizer Stacy Hartford told the Community Advocate, last month. “We all look out for each other, not just short term, but long term.”

The Jr. Boosters continue their work in the community, now excited to have helped, according to Francolini, as many as 90 families with their recent efforts.