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City students participate in Stuff-A-Bus

By Jeff Malachowski
Daily News Staff

MARLBOROUGH – More than 2,800 pounds of nonperishable food items were delivered to the Marlborough Community Cupboard as a result of the 2017 Stuff-A-Bus project.

All city schools participated in the effort and stuffed a bus with nonperishable food items.

“I am grateful to the Marlborough Public School’s support and Reina Rago, communications coordinator for Marlborough Public Schools, for her willingness to help promote awareness of the food drive,” said Barbara LaGrenade, director of the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Cathy Donohue, a parent volunteer who coordinated this year’s food drive, thanked NRT Bus Company for providing the school bus and driver.

“This year’s Stuff-A-Bus food drive was especially successful because of how the community came together and how the school building facilitators, (parent teacher organizations) and student councils orchestrated this massive effort,” said LeGrenade. “The Marlborough Community Cupboard is a direct service of the United Way of Tri County. A 10-year tradition, the Stuff-A-Bus food drive is a demonstration of how students, teachers and families respond to a rallying cry to help families in need.”

To contribute to the Marlborough Community Cupboard contract LeGrenade at 508-370-4902 or at

Jeff Malachowski can be reached at 508-490-7466 or Follow him on Twitter @JmalachowskiMW.