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Mundy’s Mill holiday food drive a success

Students, parents and staff members at Mundy’s Mill High School are already off to a community-oriented start in the new year.

The group can boast about its philanthropic efforts over the holidays. During the school’s annual holiday food drive, held Nov. 1, through Dec. 16, student organizations, faculty and staff members, and parents, collected non-perishable food items for the initiative.

School officials said the “Mill Family” donated the non-perishable items to the Clayton County Community Services Authority.

Scores of modest-income families were assisted with food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

“This is the second year that the school donated non-perishable food to the agency,” said Sonna Singleton, parent liaison at Mundy’s Mill High School.

School officials said employees from the Community Services Authority, in Forest Park, picked up two truckloads of food from the school before students and staff members began their holiday break.

In addition to the non-perishable food, the Mundy’s Mill High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, also collected, and donated, coats and jackets to the Community Services Authority.

Singleton, who is also a member of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, said the Clayton County Community Services Authority is a community-action agency, whose purpose is to develop, and implement, projects and activities that address the needs and concerns of modest-income families, the elderly, and citizens with disabilities.