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First Selectman Mike Tetreau stopped by McKinley School in Fairfield recently to show his support for the School’s “Read to Feed: 1 Million Minutes Read-a-Thon,” which is empowering students to help local families struggling with hunger. The objective of this PTA-driven program is to reach one million minutes of reading collectively as a school, and for the minutes read, to raise funds to purchase non-perishables to help stock Operation Hope’s Food Pantry. The reading program launched in October and will conclude at the end of May, culminating with a presentation of the non-perishables purchased for our Food Pantry at a school-wide assembly on Friday, May 26 at 2:30pm. To date, McKinley students have read 878,731 minutes! To read the full press release, click here.

We are incredibly fortunate to be the beneficiary of this amazing program that not only helps build the foundational skill of reading, it also gives students an opportunity to learn how to help our neighbors in need. It’s a win-win!

Pictured here from left to right: Anna Wood, Read to Feed Co-Chair, Mike Tetreau, First Selectman, Leslie Pearson, McKinley Principal, and Michelle Gurner, PTA President/Read to Feed Co-Chair.

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