Island Avenue’s Lily Paine Spearheads Food Drive

MCS Food Pantry

Mar 25
A big thanks to the students and teachers of Island Avenue School and in particular, the Island Avenue Student Council, their advisor, Connie Piccione and Lily Paine. Lily, a 2nd grader,  submitted the suggestion – through the Island Avenue School Student Council Suggestion Box – that Island Avenue sponsor a school-wide food drive to support the local Food Pantry. Lily then worked with six  4th grade Student Council members to create hallway posters (including the one shown in the photo) and share information during the morning announcements. This was part of a school-wide initiative to ‘Work hard. Be kind. Make a difference’.  They collected 356 pounds of much-needed food.


About the Author

Christine Basler is a retired Spanish teacher (Westbrook High School) and has volunteered for MCS in more than one role. She has served on our Board of Directors and also dedicates some of her free time to staffing our food pantry. She's married to George Basler, another one of our directors. They live in Madison and spend part of their year enjoying the Florida sunshine.