MEXICO, NY – Seeking to help those in need throughout the holiday season, two Adult Education programs at the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation recently teamed up for a canned food drive.
The initiative, started by Adele Haskins’ Dental Assisting class, was designed to help less fortunate residents get through the holiday season and harsh winter weather.
According to Haskins, many of her students have an understanding of how difficult this time of year can be.
“Most of my students are single mothers who at one time or another have fallen on bad times,” Haskins said. “The idea for the food drive came up by the students, and they voted on it as a class.”
After starting the initiative, the Dental Assisting students approached Elizabeth Hillier’s Practical Nursing class and asked if they would be interested in adding to the canned food drive.
The class voted to accept the challenge and began to bring food donations into class.
Together the two classes combined their efforts and turned the donations over to the food pantry of the First United Methodist Church.