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In the spirit of giving

4-year-old donates birthday “gifts” to food shelf 

Griffin, a member of Hughes’s P@K preschool class at Killington, had his 4th birthday party on Saturday, April 29, at Green Mountain Storyline in Rutland. He asked his guests not to bring gifts, but instead to bring food for the food shelf. On Thursday, May 4, Griffin and his mom Jodi LeBrun, the kindergarten teacher at Killington Elementary School, delivered the food and Griffin introduced himself to the volunteers at the food shelf. He told them: “I brought food to give to people who don’t have food” and explained how he asked his birthday party guests not to bring gifts.

Griffin was able to donate two full shopping bags and an 18 gallon tote bin full of food to the Rutland Community Cupboard.

Photo by Jodi LeBrun
Griffin and Kelly Giancola, the director of the food shelf, show some of the food donated.

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