Garrettsville – Once again, the generosity of our community has been proudly displayed; this time by our students and their families. With the support of its teachers and administrators, the James A. Garfield Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High Schools joined forces to support our local food pantry, the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard (NGCC). Over the span of 10 days, the schools promoted the drive, culminating in the collection of enough canned goods to fill two cargo vans full of food to support NGCC and those in our local area. The students were encouraged to gather canned goods, with the high school awarding prizes donated from local businesses (ranging from I-Tunes gift cards to donuts) to the class that gathered the greatest number of items.
NGCC opened its doors in February 2012 and has grown quickly, currently serving nearly 150 families in the James A. Garfield School District. Funded exclusively through donations of both foodstuffs and cash, NGCC has become a vital link to those in our area who need help. The outpouring of support from both individuals and those in the business community has been remarkable. This type of generosity illustrates why our community is such a special place to call home, and why we are so fortunate to live in a place where so many people care about their fellow neighbors.
For more information on NGCC, call 330-606-5863 or check them out on Facebook.