Published On: Fri, Dec 27th, 2013

Ronceverte Elementary puts Joy of Giving into action

Ronceverte ELementary Food2

Many people talk about the “Joy of Giving” during Christmas, however Ronceverte Elementary School students, faculty and staff put that saying into action.

Each year the RES Student Council organizes a food drive and this year, during the days between Dec. 9-18, students collected food items for the Ronceverte Food Pantry in Ronceverte.

When all the items were counted, the total for grades PreK – 5 was over 1,600, enough items to completely fill the food pantry. “Even though I’m retired, I’m proud to continue to be a part of this wonderful yearly program,” stated Joanne Jolliffe, retired speech therapist. Jolliffe helps to organize and deliver the food to the pantry each year.