Stafford Council Recognizes Community Efforts

Councilman William Fessler read a proclamation, thanking the three organizations for the service to their community. (Photo by Kimberly Bosco)

STAFFORD – At the most recent council meeting, Councilman William Fessler distributed awards to local organizations for their hard work and dedication to serving the community.

Fessler noted that he was very proud and honored to have representatives from Costco, Southern Regional High School, and St. Mary’s Church in attendance to accept their awards. Costco, as a renowned business, contributes by donating food to various communities.

Southern Regional High School students worked hard collecting turkeys and food for their Thanksgiving food drive back in 2017, where they collected enough food to benefit 60 families. A SRHS student accepted the award on behalf of her fellow students, thanking the township for recognition as well as Lowe’s for donating bins free of charge to help the drive.

St. Mary’s Ken’s Kitchen also provided meals for those in need in the local community. “All the people that have needs go there for breakfast, dinner, and lunch,” said Fessler. He remarked that they have a large table full of breads and pastries for visitors and, each time he has visited Ken’s Kitchen, there’s nearly 200-300 people there.

“Literally thousands of people have benefited from this,” said Fessler in regard to the programs put on by the three recipients.

Reading from a proclamation, he noted that Stafford Township has a marked awareness of hunger in the local community and has started an outreach program to help.

“Their support has made it possible for the township to provide its less fortunate residents with assistance in their times of need, and the outreach program was and will continue to be a great success,” read Fessler.

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Kimberly Bosco is the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications. A recent graduate of Rutgers University, she has spent the last four years studying both English and Journalism Media Studies. Kimberly has also recently worked for both Visit.org Dialogues @RU as a writing and editing intern.