The lights are strung, the snow is sparkling all around, and there’s a bit more cheer in peoples’ countenances. It truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” And with this magical time derives love and charity, something the Spanish Fork Rotary is continually focusing their efforts on all year long. This season the Spanish Fork Rotary has teamed up with Nebo School District’s Nebo Dragon Pantry for the seventh year in a row to provide clothing and food for those students and families in our educational community.
“It truly makes the season right to participate in giving to the Dragon Pantry in Nebo School District,” Karen Payne, a long-time member of the Spanish Fork Rotary, said. “Our Nebo students that need it the most truly benefit.”
The Nebo Pantry is a program based at Landmark High School in Nebo School District. Its purpose is to collect clothes, coats, hygienic supplies and food to give to students and their families in the district. The Nebo Pantry was started in 2014 by Monica Hullinger who works in student services as a social worker and has been employed with Nebo for 19 years.
“It’s a great opportunity for our kids at Landmark to get involved,” Hullinger said. “The students organize and prepare the items that come to the pantry through generous donors.”
Julianne Roberts, a past president of the Spanish Fork Rotary said that she enjoys working with the pantry.
“As part of this Rotary project each year I always appreciate learning so much about Nebo’s Dragon Pantry and all of the services that are provided at Landmark High School,” Roberts said. “There is so much good done for the students of the Nebo School District through the programs at Landmark, and I don’t think many people realize that.”
Many Nebo District employees also donated generously to the pantry this year, bringing in many needed items for our Nebo students.
“Thank you to all those who donated this year! It truly is a Merry Christmas in Nebo School District,” current Rotary President Lana Dahl said.
Publisher’s Note: People continue to be in need. Make whatever food or monetary donation you can today to this pantry or one near you.