The Thanksgiving table will be a bit more plentiful for some Parsippany families this year thanks to a sizeable donation to the Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry by members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association (PTHEA). Teachers in all 14 of the District’s schools have collectively raised $1,850, which exceeds the goals set by the PTHEA.
While the majority of the funds came from individual teachers, many secretaries, administrators, custodians and visitors to the school buildings joined the cause as well. “We are happy and proud to have spearheaded this drive,” said PTHEA President Joseph Kyle, “but the truth is that it has been a community effort; one member of the Parsippany family assisting others”
The 700 plus members of the PTHEA have been contributing spare coins, bills, change and more in each building since before the beginning of the school year. “We are indeed grateful to the teachers of Parsippany”, said Lynne Yaccorino of the Food Pantry. “Their individual contributions through the Teachers’ Association will make quite a difference in the lives of many of our residents.”
The Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry collects and distributes food items for residents in need on an ongoing basis. Donations may be made in person or by calling (973) 263-7163.