Parsippany Teachers Raise Over $1.5k In Food Pantry Donation

Michele Picone, director of the Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry, receives donation check from PTHEA President Joseph Kyle

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany school teachers have once again united to lend a hand to local residents in need as we all prepare to enjoy the bounty of the Thanksgiving holiday.   Educators in all 14 Parsippany-Troy Hills public schools have been contributing to the annual food bank drive since late September, resulting in making this a plentiful holiday for more people.

Emergency Food Pantry Director Michele Picone accepted the $1,647.51 donation at the Parsippany Community Center. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the PTHEA has spearheaded the holiday drive. Although the majority of the funds have come from the 750 members of the teachers’ association in all of the town’s elementary, middle and high schools, many secretaries, administrators, custodians and visitors to the school buildings joined the cause as well.

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.