NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — The New London school system is hoping to bring the community together to share a meal and support a common cause.
For months now, community meals have been held on Wednesdays. They’re put on by Brigade which has brought chefs into city schools.
On Wednesday, the meals at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School will take on more meaning because all the proceeds will go to help the people of Puerto Rico through the grassroots group La Olla Comun.
“What they really are about is not only feeding the people but bringing the people together and they really feel like if some people can’t afford to pay for a meal you can help out,” stated Daisy Torres, Director of Bilingual Education. “…You can donate your time, you can donate a can of something, you can do something to help.”
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