The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) recently received a grant from the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program. The funding received was used by TMSP to organize a project in conjunction with Ticonderoga Central School students and teachers to collect and donate food to the local food pantry as part of a community giveback event. Recently a group of students organized by Teacher Jay Wells were provided a $1,000 budget collectively in which they then used to shop for as much food as possible for the food pantry. Students were broken up into teams and competed to see who can spend more wisely and obtain the most non-perishable foods. Teachers acted as mentors for the student-teams.
“Thank you most sincerely to the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership for obtaining the grant for the students to go on the shopping spree. As I walked through the store, I met a couple of the teams, and they were busy. They seemed to be enjoying the event. We received many useful items that will be appreciated by our clients. A big thank you to the Ticonderoga High School as well,” commented Margaret Beuerlein, Food Pantry Director.
TMSP is an all-volunteer organization that works to improve the Ticonderoga community and to revitalize Downtown Ticonderoga. In this effort, they continue to work closely with the local schools and involve the students in their community events and service projects whenever possible.
“For the last several years, Ticonderoga High School (THS) students and teachers have worked with us to help stock the food pantry. We appreciate the continued support from Stewarts Shops to make this event possible. This should be both a learning exercise for the students as well as community service to benefit needy families in our area,” shared John Bartlett.