After their annual Thanksgiving Feast on November 19, students at George Washington School were sent home with a full, ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meal for their family courtesy of HMA Contracting Group and the Capital District YMCA. The meals were donated as part of the Caring Community Basket Brigade.
The Caring Community Basket Brigade was formed to help feed area families. This year, they served more than 400 families across the Capital District – including more than 50 at George Washington School. Each meal costs about $50, financed by contributions and donations from the community.
This donation is especially meaningful to the GWS community – nearly all the students there receive free or reduced-price lunch, meaning the majority leave at or below the federal poverty line.
“I can’t thank HMA Contracting and the YMCA enough for thinking of our students and our families at the holidays. This is the second year they’ve donated Thanksgiving meals to our students and it means more to our school than words can express. Because of their generosity, I can send my students home for Thanksgiving break knowing they’ll have a hot meal with their family,” said principal Danielle Remillard.