Milton students carry donations to food pantry
Student teacher Chelsea Wood walks along Charles Street with her kindergarten class Thursday afternoon as students and staff from Milton Elementary School drop off cans and non-perishable donations to the local food pantry, operated by Community Action Partnership of Strafford County. (JOHN QUINN/Union Leader Correspondent)
As part of an annual tradition, a stream of about 200 students, teachers and school officials took a walk around the block to drop off donations to volunteers from the local food pantry, operated by Community Action Partnership of Strafford County. The pantry relocated from Charles Street to its new location at 55 Industrial Way.
"It's a great way to give back to the community," Tursi said.
"It's always good to help," Welch said. The pantry volunteers collect the donations from the students who then continue their walk back to school.
Magoon, who remembers when her daughter took part in the walk in the past, hopes this will encourage more donations as the holiday season approaches.
Fire Chief Nick Marique said firefighters will continue to accept donations through November at the main fire station along White Mountain Highway, Route 125, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or "whenever the light is on."
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