It’s that time of year when the Windham Regional Career Center gives back to the community by collecting food for the annual Feed the Thousands food drive. Since 1994, the drive has helped collect food and raise money for food pantries and drop in centers in six local communities. For many years, the Future Business Leaders of America chapter has hosted the fundraiser at the Career Center, by making and handling the donation boxes, while the Student Council hosts it at the High School. Last week representatives from FBLA and the Student Council spoke together at a joint kick off assembly along with the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center and Tim Johnson from WTSA.
FBLA chapter President James Ferris speaks at the kickoff assembly with a member of the Student Council.
This is an incredibly important event, not just for the Career Center, but for the entire community. Feed the Thousands is looking for non-perishable food items, as well as personal care items, such as toothbrushes and diapers. Anything you can donate helps. At the High School and Career Center it will run from the week after Thanksgiving break, until Christmas vacation. WRCC’s goal this year is to raise some combination of 2,013 dollars and donated items. There will be collection boxes in the front offices of both the High School and the Career Center, as well as in the Trade and Industrial Center building.
Business students Matthew Anderson and Hunter Smith working on one of the donation boxes.
The goal for the entire community is 25 tractor trailers of food, as well as $100,000 in cash. You can donate at the schools as well as drop off locations at your local food stores and drop in centers. You can also go to the Feed the Thousands website to find your local drop in center and donate money online. Please consider donating something to your neighbors in need.