COLLECTS FOR CAN DRIVE

Among those shown are Annette Beckwith, principal of Jefferson Elementary School; Elaine Roller, JES counselor; Allison Wheaton, JES counselor who spearheaded the can drive; and Brittany Truelove, kindergarten teacher with some of her students; Cindy Pontzen, kindergarten paraprofessional; and volunteers from the church, Jim Smith, Stan McClain, Greg Laughinghouse and Phillip Ferguson.

Jefferson Elementary School collected over 2,000 cans of food for the First Baptist Church of Jefferson’s Food Pantry.

From Nov. 11, 2018, through Oct. 31,2019, the food pantry served 6,643 people, which included 1,738 families.

Families with children totaled 978. Those under 18 served included 2,167. People over 65 served were 686. New families served totaled 795.

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