EWC Students donate to backpack program

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Photo caption: Back row left to right: Ellen Creagar, Debbie Ochsner, Joseph Onetto

                              Middle Row left to right: Teal Deen and Kailee Duryea

Front row left to right: holding the check Abby Moore, Olivia Sanchez, Chelsea Olson, Jill Lingbloom. From Torrington Middle School, Marilyn Cotant and Marv Haiman

EWC Student Senate, Gay-Straight Alliance and the Vet Tech clubs teamed up to donate $1,650 to the GCSD#1 Backpack Food Program which provides weekend food for students who are reliant on the school lunch program.  EWC students from these organizations are regular volunteers packing the backpacks and unloading the food deliveries at Torrington Middle School. 
After being alerted of the program’s funding needs, EWC students made this cause a priority.  According to TMS’s Marilyn Cotant, “This donation certainly provides security to the Backpack Program, and gives us the means to complete this school year, provide a summer version of the program and serve public school students into the Fall of 2013.  These students demonstrate the importance of giving and volunteerism and for that we are so very grateful.” 

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