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Students Volunteered All Summer Long

Students at St. Joseph Elementary School in Shelton were busy volunteering their time this summer to collect food for those in need. Students handed out grocery bags to neighbors, family members, and friends and collected over 700 canned goods to deliver to the Spooner House.

“We are happy to have the St. Joseph School community helping to refill our food bank shelves during the summer when our non-perishable food supply tends to get very low,” said Susan Agamy, executive director at the Spooner House Homeless Shelter and Food Bank. “Students no longer receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch assistance over the summer break so a lot of local families rely on our food bank during the summer months.”

Principal of St. Joseph School Stephen Anderson said, “As a Catholic School, with a keen awareness of the need for mercy and concern for others in our world, this project brings us together in a tangible and meaningful way. It is faith in action.”