WINSLOW — Over the last month and a half, the Winslow Police Department and Parks & Recreation Department have collected food donations for the Winslow School Department’s Food Pantry Program.
Many families in town depend on their child’s school to provide at least one solid healthy meal a day organizers said. When school is not open during the weekends or vacations, many students go hungry.
In 2017, the police department also collected gifts for families that were not able to buy Christmas gifts. This past Christmas, the department helped out the entire family by providing food that anyone in the household could benefit from. The drive was “extremely successful with so many people stopping by to drop off food, toiletries, checks and gift cards,” organizers said.
“Our records room was stuffed that our records cclerk had to suspend moving end-of-the-year records,” according to the police department. “Having a problem like this is not a real problem, but a wonderful problem to have.”
At the end of the food drive, a full-size van and truck were need to to transport the donations to the high school. Organizers said it will be separated and moved to the other schools. “This minor gesture of community service will serve so many in need,” organizers said.
PHOTO: Some of the donations in the recent Winslow police and parks and recreation departments food drive. (Submitted photo)