Sodexo and School District Help Out Local Food Pantry
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Sodexo, the food service provider for the West Orange School District, answered a call for help from the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry and provided several cases of food to be distributed to its members.
Board of Education member Laura Lab saw a post on social media started by residents and district Social Media Coordinator Perry Bashkoff asking for donations. Town-wide, over $3,000 was raised in two days and untold bags of groceries were delivered to the food pantry. Lab and Superintendent Jeff Rutzky coordinated with Sodexo Manager Josh Kreutz to drop off the cases of food on Sept. 13
"West Orange is the most amazing town," said Food Pantry Administrator Cynthia Cumming. Cumming also handles public relations for the West Orange School District.
"We were speechless at the generosity of the community," Cumming continued, "and we are grateful for the ongoing support of the West Orange School District and Sodexo."
Sodex Manager Josh Kreutz, Board of Education member Laura Lab, Superintendent Jeff Rutzky, and HTEC Food Pantry Administrator Cynthia Cumming.
Mason, Perry, Kyan and Nikki Bashkoff. Perry Bashkoff helped orchestrate the food drive on social media.