by Tim Quinn, Mainland Regional EA president
The Mainland Regional Education Association partnered with local restaurants and Erika Melhorn, our own local hero, who is working to feed local families through Neighbors Helping Neighbors, to provide 450 free meals over the course of three weeks.
The members of the MREA have witnessed firsthand the economic effect of COVID-19 on our students’ families and local businesses. In an effort to help, we have partnered with DiOrio’s, Marsini’s Kitchen, Charlie’s Bar, Primo Pizza, and Chido Burrito to help those in need. Our members picked up and delivered those meals to families in need starting Monday, May 18 and continued daily through Thursday, May 21. Members also volunteered for two hours each night to help feed our students and their families.
This was the first of a three round meal distribution effort organized and executed by the MREA. Our second and third rounds ran June 1 to June 5 and June 8 to June 12.
The members of the Mainland Regional Education Association delivered “swag” bags to every graduating senior. Seniors were given goodies as well as their caps, gowns, yearbooks, ballon and lawn sign commemorating their graduation. Members used bullhorns and had a best decors car contest. NBC10 covered the event.