Colonial School District now has six food pantries for needy families

By Peter MacArthur 11:57am, December 5, 2012 - Updated 5:12pm, December 5, 2012
The Colonial School District now has plans for six food pantries to help needy students and their families.

The district is teaming up with the Food Bank of Delaware to expand on the existing food bank at Eisenberg Elementary, to five more locations.

Bhiante Green is a parent who already uses the Eisenberg pantry.

"It has helped my family tremendously. We're on limited funding, I don't work so come here when I don't have any food or if something's gone wrong or I'm low on groceries I can call up and ask, "Is there anyway possible I can come."

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Paula Angelucci is the nutrition services supervisor in the district and says the first pantry has been such a success they arranged with the Food Bank to open the five new ones.

"Castle Hills Elementary School, Pleasantville Elementary School, Southern Elementary School, one at New Castle School, and one at William Penn High School."

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Angelucci says the pantries help families keep food on the table and help make sure that students aren't having trouble focusing in the classroom because they're hungry.

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