School District Receives Donation from the Hartford Food Pantry
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Hartford Central School District Superintendent Andrew Cook, accepted a donation from the Hartford Food Pantry Director Mr. Peter Klaiber, in the amount of $1,000.
The Hartford Food Pantry donated the funds they received from Stewart’s Shop #448, located on State Route 40, in Hartford, via the store’s Holiday Match Program. This is the sixth consecutive year the Hartford Food Pantry selected the school as the recipient. The funds will be used in support support of the "backpack" program, which provides children ready to eat food on weekends. Stewart's wishes are for the funds to benefit children under eighteen years old residing within the region their store serves. The food pantry's goal is for the funds be used to purchase food to help families who may struggle from time to time. Donating the funds to the school ensures both goals are met.
The Hartford Food Pantry is located in the Hartford Baptist Church, and is sponsored by the Hartford Yoked Parish, which is a combination of the Hartford Baptist Church and South Hartford Congregational Church. The pantry has been in operation since 2002. In addition to Mr. Klaiber, has six dedicated volunteers, and is open every other Saturday.