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Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus thanks people and organizations for helping to fight food insecurity in Saugus

To The Editor and Saugus community:

 

As the school year is almost over, Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus would like to remind everyone that we will pause our service on Friday, June 10, 2022.

HS2 has served the students/families of Saugus since 2018. They have served over 100 students during the 2021-2022 school year. The weekly high was 82 students. The weekly average is 75 students.

Each Friday HS2 provides a bag full of food for any student/family that requests it. HS2 has prepared over 2,000 bags this school year where students were provided with at least:

2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 4 snacks, 1 canned vegetable, 2 cups fruit.

Countless individuals have donated their time volunteering, monetary donations and food donations which all help to keep this important program sustainable.

Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus is so very grateful and would like to recognize the following:

  • To the faith community for providing a space for our volunteers to bag up the food weekly. This also includes picking up the nonperishables each week.
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • First Congregational
  • St. Margaret’s (Saugus Catholics Collaborative)
  • New Hope of Assembly
  • To the volunteers that consistently assisted HS2 each week. This includes bagging up groceries and delivering bags to the schools. Nate Shiverdecker, Karen Shiverdecker, Cathy Dever, Loretta Matthews and Paul DiCarlo.
  • To the staff and administration of the Saugus Public School District. Many individuals assisted in making sure the students received their bags each week. Veteran’s Early Learning Center–Mike Mondello and Diane Corton. Belmonte STEAM Academy–Tracy Ragucci and Roberta Dean. Saugus Middle High School–Brendan Sullivan and Maureen Leuke.
  • To the businesses, groups and organizations that have provided donations, volunteered, held a food drive etc. Whitsons Culinary Group, Saugus High School Student Council, Saugus High School National Honor Society, St. John’s Episcopal Church, WIN Waste Innovations, Macy’s, General Electric Employees Good Neighbor Fund, North Shore Hellenic Women’s Guild, SalemFive, American Occupational Therapy Association, Everybody Fights Hilltop, DentaQuest, North Shore Stars Hockey League, Girl Scout Troop 62858, Boy Scouts Troop 62, Grace Ministries Food Pantry Everett.

HS2 will be back for the 2022-2023 school year.

We appreciate the partnership with everyone in our community that assisted to end food insecurity in Saugus. Send us an email for more information HS2Saugus@gmail.com.

If you would like to donate to help HS2 feed those in need, go to: https://givebutter.com/HealthySaugus.

 

Sincerely,

 

HS2 Board of Directors: Julie Cicolini, Jeannie Meredith, Jamie Osgood, Anna-Ellen Lenart, Alexandra Sweet, Eric Sclafani, Eddie McCray, Jennifer Mann, Melissa Tilton and Alondra Pearl

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