To the editor:
The Southington Paraeducator/ABA Union, UPSEU Unit 50, was proud to sponsor their annual district dress down day and food drive. Through a cooperative effort, with the Southington Board of Education and Michelle Passamano (Assistant to Assistant Superintendent Steve Madancy), the unit was able to raise an all-time high of $1,600 and collected over 30 boxes of food.
This collection will be utilized to help support the many programs sponsored by Bread for Life such as Senior feeding, meal delivery service to the homebound, their daily lunch program, Senior Services, and the school breakfast program for students in need. Bread for Life serves over 36,000 meals annually to help those in the community that face difficult choices each day with hunger, clothing, shelter, medicine, and other vital necessities.
We are excited for Bread for Life, who have expanded their operation and have just purchased new property in the back of the Rite Aid property in Southington. They just closed on 3,600 square feet, and through a state grant they are going to be able to consolidate their various locations to better serve those in our community from one centralized location.
The new facility will also be equipped with a conference room that will seat more than 100 people, and they will make it available to the community for rental purposes.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Bread for Life and we congratulate them on approaching their 30th year of caring for those in our community!
Ulla Gibbs, president, Suzanne Topper, VP, Kimberly Salerno, steward on behalf of the Southington Paraeducator/ ABA Union, UPSEU Unit 50