PTO Supports Weston Food Pantry with Donation

Photo, Sara Eiler. Left to right, Daniella Swetland, Anne Bigin, Nicole Copans

After months of fundraising, the Weston PTO was proud to present the Weston Food Pantry with a donation of $1,350 on June 14.

The Food Pantry, a local volunteer organization that works to alleviate food insecurity in the community, has been a long-time partner with the PTO, who regularly support them by contributing donations and supplying volunteers.

In the past, PTO donations have typically consisted of both perishable and nonperishable food items, but due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic this year, they decided to raise money for a financial donation instead, a gesture that was thoughtful, impactful, and appreciated.

“Financial donations like this are incredibly meaningful, because they allow for more item variety on our shelves,” said Anne Bigin, who runs the Food Pantry. “This will allow for more effective stockage that’s custom tailored to better meet the needs of our community.”

Nicole Copans and Daniella Swetland, respectively the PTO presidents for Hurlbutt Elementary School and Weston Intermediate School, were on hand to present the donation on behalf of the PTO. They expressed their appreciation towards all those who contributed to the donation, emphasizing the significance of giving back and fostering a culture of kindness.

“It’s so gratifying to be working with such a supportive town like this,” Ms. Bigin said. “The way that Weston and our PTO have stepped up is truly amazing.”

To learn more about how you can support the Weston Food Pantry, you can email

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