When fostering the best environment for our children’s futures, the school system has to not look not only at what goes on within its walls, but outside of them as well. If families within the community are struggling to make ends meet, then those children will be at a serious detriment. Thanks to a huge philanthropic initiative from Lyons Central School District, the Community Collaboration is doing everything in its power to support those families in need.

This year, the Community Collaboration food and clothing pantry started making waves in Lyons. With the help of various donations, the Collab has compiled a heap of resources including bed frames, mattresses, clothing, blankets and much more. The goal of the Collaboration is to make people aware that the school is here to support them, says Superintendent Donald Putnam.