Correctional Facility donates to Community Action

Contributed Story Posted 5 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Employees at the Orleans Correctional Facility delivered food to Community Action on East State Street on Wednesday.

The following are pictured: Dan Passarell (kneeling), a teacher at the men’s prison. Back row, from left: Richard Lugo, corrections officer; Willie Thompson, corrections officer; Carol Cornacchilo, offender rehabilitation counselor; and Kelly Montes, offender rehabilitation counselor.

Employees held a competition at the facility among four unions in December and January to see which union could give the most. The management confidential union or administration led the way, with other donations from teachers, corrections officers, counselors and CSEA workers. Altogether there were 188 pounds donated.

The donations come a good time for Community Action, which sees giving drop off after the holidays, said Anni Skowneski, case manager for Community Action. She said the food would be given out at Community Action sites in Albion and Holley.