For many years, MacLean Curtis, Buffalo, New York, and the Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School of Academic Excellence, School 18, have had a long-standing relationship. The purpose of the partnership is to help prepare students for a successful future. One way to support them is to help provide food for those who may need assistance.

At the end of 2016, generous employees from MacLean Curtis came together and donated 578 items for their food pantry which were delivered the day of the MacLean Curtis December Citizen of the Month celebration. The contact at School 18 was overwhelmed and extremely grateful. She is aware just how much these items impact the students and their families. It is amazing, the effect a few cans or boxes of food can make in another’s life.