LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) –
The annual “foodraiser” gives shoppers the chance to give to the needy. Groups of students are provided $50-100 and asked to get as much as they can out of the money.
“its always important,” said Debbie Rubenstein of Rachel’s Table. “We always have hungry neighbors but this year the need has really increased.”
With donations to open pantries down in the pioneer valley, this year’s “foodraiser” aimed to fight hunger during the holidays.
“Its the holiday season and we’re all so fortunate,” said one student. “I know i’m really fortunate to be with my family and have food. There are so many people out in the community that don’t have that or just need your donation.”
The hands on experience also helps students learn the value of the dollar.
“It gives our students a chance to learn about shipping, education, pricing, and what it costs to put a meal on the table today,” said Roseanne Lombardo, a faculty member at Loomis Chaffe.