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Districts rise to aid area

Schools have not only been beneficial in getting out information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff and buildings have played a role in helping residents make ends meet during these trying times. Last weekend, an article in the Sunday OBSERVER focused on the Gowanda Central Schools and its ability to help those in the district.

According to Amy Lineberger, cafeteria manager, more than 12 tons of produce has been given to community members. In addition, she and her staff have made a number of meals that include turkey and stuffing, pizza, hamburgers, meatloaf sandwiches, macaroni and cheese and pulled pork.

One Collins resident is more than grateful for the efforts.“I lost 75% of my income, and unemployment is not picking it up,” said Karen Speers, who homeschools her family in Collins. “This has just made it feel like nothing is wrong.”

During this time of worry, that type of assistance is reassuring.

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