#Fill2Feed recognized by Montgomery County

Use #Fill2Feed, #JetersLeaders, #Turn2, #Re2pect and tag @derekjeter and @jeterturn2 to try to coax Yankee All-Timer to town

Members of the Canajoharie Central School District Community were recognized by Montgomery County officials about the #Feed2Fill donation campaign that the school is running on Tuesday, September 26.

The campaign aims to fill two school busses with food for local pantries and utilize social media to try and bring New York Yankee great Derek Jeter to town.

#Feed2Fill follows up on a similar campaign last school year where students and staff filled one bus and tried to get Late Night Talk Show host Jimmy Fallon to come to town. More information, including accepted donation and drop-off opportunities can be found on the CanajoharieSchools.org website.

On Tuesday, County officials presented students and staff with as resolution that read as follows:

WHEREAS, the County of Montgomery is proud to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations in our community who commit to serving others and by doing so make a positive impact in the county; and

WHEREAS, the Canajoharie Central School District has placed a strong priority on teaching its students important life lessons of giving to those who are less fortunate, working hard, staying humble and being kind; and

WHEREAS, the Canajoharie School District’s #Fill2Feed initiative is looking to collect nonperishable food items, drinks, child-care products and paper products that will be loaded up on Tuesday, November 21, and then distributed to food pantries, churches and local organizations throughout Montgomery County; and

WHEREAS, the Canajoharie High School’s Student-Teacher Action Rally (STAR) has set a goal of filling two entire school buses with food donations and is using its #Fill2Feed program to impress upon the students that thinking of others is important, especially as the holidays approach; and

WHEREAS, in 2016, the STAR program made it its mission to hold a food drive and raise enough donations to fill one entire school bus, and the community rallied together throughout the fall to fill that school bus to the brim with donations, which then were donated to charitable organizations and families in need.

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved, County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort, and Legislative Chairman Roy S. Dimond, on behalf of the Montgomery County Legislature, hereby proclaim Tuesday, September 26, 2017, as a date to recognize the Canajoharie School District’s #Fill2Feed program.

Matthew L. Ossenfort, County Executive

Roy S. Dimond, Legislative Chairman, Legislator, District 3