Foundation Gift Benefits Pottstown Food Drive

POTTSTOWN PA – The food drive to help feed Pottstown School District families in need, launched last week by Pottstown High School Principal Danielle McCoy, has received a $2,000 donation from the Foundation for Pottstown Education board of directors, it announced Saturday (March 21, 2020).

With Pottstown and other schools statewide closed under an order from Gov. Tom Wolf to help contain the spread of coronavirus, students who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs for meals may have faced food shortages. “I am proud the board reacted immediately and unanimously to provide funding to the district to purchase food,” foundation President Dr. Tracey Brown said.

In its mission to serve students, the foundation vote puts it among “a large team of individuals, companies, and non-profits working to ensure students have access to food for the duration of the closure,” Brown added. Funding for the donation “is made possible through the generosity of our donors, foundation Executive Director Joe Rusiewicz noted.

Rusiewicz also reported the foundation will benefit from a fund-raising drive conducted by Pottstown business “The Alley on High Street” and its manager Jon Jones. The Alley is holding a branded T-shirt sale, proceeds of which are bound for the foundation.

Foundation Gift Benefits Pottstown Food Drive

For more information, or to contribute to the foundation’s work, send Rusiewicz and e-mail to or donate online, here.

Photos from the Foundation for Pottstown Education