“Mr. T.,” the principal of Old Hammondtown Elementary School in Mattapoisett will be going on the roof of Center School at 3:30 pm on Friday, June 9 and won’t come down until the school has collected more food donations than him.
Since May 22, students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd at Center School and 4th through 6th at Old Hammondtown Elementary School have been bringing in nonperishable food items to their schools’ collection bins in hopes of getting Mr. Tavares off the roof quickly. Members of the public have also been encouraged to drop off food items at the Mattapoisett Police Department.
At this time, food insecurity has impacted every community, and these donations will help fill the shelves at Damien’s Place Food Pantry in Wareham, Church of the Good Shepherd in Wareham pantry and the Marion Council on Aging Food Pantry.
Residents are encouraged to continue to donate on behalf of Mattapoisett’s elementary school students by dropping donations off at the Mattapoisett Police Department through Friday, June 9. If it rains, Mr. T won’t be getting onto the roof until Thursday, June 15.