New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer visited Springer Middle School on a blustery day to witness firsthand the excitement and energy of 7th graders participating in their fall harvest. Meyer has expressed his strong support for HFHK over the years, including declaring Saturday, October 9, 2021 “Dr. Thianda Manzara Day” in New Castle County.
Mr. Meyer was especially impressed to learn the garden yielded approximately 456 lbs of produce during the spring of 2020, all of which were donated to the Claymont Community Center Food Closet and Forget Me Not Families. “In a time incredibly challenging for Dr. Woodson and the Springer family, they found a way to give back to the community,” he noted.
HFHK Program Manager Jen Cipolla thanked Mr. Meyer for visiting. “Having support from all members of our community is how we bring awareness to this education and all the positive ripples it brings.”
A video of Mr. Meyer’s visit can be found on the Brandywine School District’s YouTube channel linked here.