The first day of food distribution took place on March 18th.
At 9am, a group of elementary school staff greeted families as they pulled up to the elementary school entrance.
Staff enjoyed seeing smiles on student faces as they handed meals to families through car windows.
Groups of administrators, teachers, support staff and bus drivers also loaded up school vehicles with grab and go meals and headed out to five remote locations..
In total, 322 meals were distributed to Albion District families on that first day. The numbers have been steadily increasing to over 440 meals.
Support staff, led by Assistant Principal Kevin Beaumont, were ready to greet families.
Some Sodexo kitchen staff members are seen here making bagged lunches. This wonderful group of ladies have been doing a great job organizing and preparing meals.
Some of our STA bus drivers stepped up and were happy to help staff load and deliver meals to remote sites. Pictured: Bus driver Greg Marston assists support staff members Nancy Moore and Deb Jones as they load the bus and get ready to head out to one of our remote locations. They brought food (and their own sunshine) with them!
High School Band teacher Mike Thaine and support staff members Elisha Hill and Betsy Wolcott distributed food at Barre Center Presbyterian Church.
High School Principal Jenn Ashbery took a quick break from loading the bus to pose with our bus driver Ellen Wuesthoff and support staff members Sue McGaffick and Val Rush before heading out to their remote site.
The staff did a stellar job organizing and issuing grab and go bags. They are ready to do it all over again tomorrow.
We will be distributing on Mondays (two lunches and two breakfasts) and Wednesdays (three lunches and three breakfasts).
If you would like to receive breakfast and lunch, fill out this form (you only have to fill it out once to be registered to pick up meals).
Locations and times:
- Albion Elementary School front entrance (9am-11am)
- Barre Center Presbyterian Church parking lot (11:30 - 1pm)
- Elk's Club parking lot (11:30 - 1pm)
- Oak Orchard Estates - North Street entrance (11:30 - 1pm)
- Lydun Drive Extension - Canal Town Commons (11:30 - 1pm)
- Carlton Rec Hall (11:30 - 1pm)
Who qualifies for breakfast/lunch:
- Meals will also be provided for all residents under the age of 18 in the home of an Albion Central School student.
Support staff member Pam Sargent and Assistant Superintendent Mary Leto head out to deliver meals.
A famous quote from Mr. Rogers states, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' " The ACS staff is here to help. Reach out to us if you have questions about the meal program. You can contact us at 585-589-2056.