Thank you to all who helped to make the Regional Food Drive a success again this year. The food drive was a collaborative effort of the Springfield Area Parent Child Center and River Valley Technical Center.
Michelle Lowe of Learning Partners Child Center, a program of the SAPCC, both incited and coordinated the food drive effort for the 2008-2009 holiday season. "I saw the affect the economic times were having on both individuals and families," shared Lowe.
"Food drives not only help those in need, but they also empower individuals by allowing everyone to contribute at the level they are able to. Whether a donation consists of one can of food or 20 cans, a hungry stomach is being fed."
"We had to do this again this year, because there are a great deal of hungry tummies in our communities. Any one of us can help make a difference and why not start today with what we can," continued Lowe.
For the children of Learning Partners Child Center and Playworks Child Center, both programs of the SAPCC, this event was both an educational and fun way to help stop hunger in our communities. Many families donated non-perishable food items. With the guidance of the Human Service students, a program of the RVTC, the children are sorting the collected goods. All goods collected during the Regional Food Drive will be delivered to area food shelves in the southern Windsor and northern Windham counties.
The SAPCC is a free and elective community resource building strong communities, one family at a time. The center offers services to educate and support young children and their families.
To learn more about the array of services offered by the SAPCC visit www.sapcc-vt.org