As part of its long standing history of community service, the Yorktown Congress of Teachers will donate $6,000 to Yorktown Community Help's food pantry.
In addition, volunteers had delivered more than 2,000 pounds of food for Thanksgiving distribution.
The donations were the results of three events sponsored by the YCT, the labor union representing teachers, teaching assistants, and school office personnel.
On Oct. 24, they held their annual Tip a Teacher event where the staff of the Yorktown schools replaced the waitstaff at Traditions restaurant and . Last week, the schools held food drives in each of the school buildings and had a staff "Dress Down Day" in which school staff collected food and donated over $2500. The Yorktown Congress of Teachers rounded out the donation and its president, Sean Kennedy will present Joan Seaboldt, the food pantry's director, with a $6,000 check.
"We are so appreciative of the support the Yorktown teachers have provided us over the years," Seaboldt said. "The generosity of this community never fails to amaze me."
Sean Kennedy said teachers are proud to serve the community.
"We know we can't teach hungry kids, we know parents can't support our efforts if they're struggling to make ends meet, and we know the value that Yorktown's senior citizens bring to our community," he said. "We are honored by these opportunities to help our neighbors."