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By Lori Caso
On behalf of Inter-Community Services
Ten-year-old Quinn Miller is an ambitious lad. He’s been delivering The Sentinel for two years with the help of his mom, Meg. This year he decided to “up his game” and added the duty of collecting empty bottles and cans from the clients along his route.
About eight months ago, with the permission from Niagara Frontier Publications, he wrote to over a hundred local residents and started collecting. The Lewiston-Porter student and member of Cub Scout Pack 855 was recognized at a recent Village of Lewiston meeting by Mayor Anne Welch, who commended him for such a generous spirit. The mayor also noted Quinn delivers her newspaper.
Using the local Porter Empty Return Center and with the assistance of owner Doug Adamson, Quinn raised $600, which he donated to the local Care-N-Share. The Ransomville food pantry has experienced a greater need this year due to the pandemic.
Quinn was quick to point out the impact of donating to the pantry: “I think it is really great that, because of our thoughtful Sentinel clients, that people are able to get a pound of food for every three cans donated!”
He and his mother will continue to collect the bottles and cans as part of their weekend routine.
Due to caring people like Quinn and the many supporters of Care-N-Share Food Pantry, Thanksgiving dinner packages were provided to about 200 families in the community this year. Plans are underway for the distribution of Christmas dinner packages to those same families.
The holiday committee was pleased to note local businesses DiMino Lewiston Tops, Knead the Dough, Sanger Farms, Mangia Cakes, Senek Farms and Hurtgam Farms were also a part of the dinner packages.
Inter-Community Services, the parent company to Care-N-Share Food Pantry and Wear-n-Share Community Clothing Closet, encourages anyone who is in need this year to contact the agency. It can provide emergency food through a partnership with Feed More WNY.
Learn more about the agency by “Liking” the Facebook page Inter Community Services or by emailing [email protected].