Cobb County

Local school helps stock children’s hospital pantries to support parents

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Lilly Aabye says at her school they do everything they can to help those in need.

“I wanted to be able to help give back to these people in any kind of way I could,” Aabye said.

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Last week, students at North Cobb Christian School donated and boxed up a large load of snacks and sent it to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The donation restocked special food pantries the hospital provides free of charge to parents whose children are there for treatment.

“There are parents and families. And with COVID, I know it has impacted the donations. So this was our chance to refill the pantry and bless those families in a real tangible way,” Siller said.


Siller is not just a counselor at the school; her daughter receives treatment at CHOA. She says parents often spend hours, or even days and weeks, at the hospital.

Having a few snacks within reach is more important than most realize.

“They filled the pantry at CHOA and had an overflow to send to the Ronald McDonald House,” Head of School Todd Clingman said.

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The Ronald McDonald House also does great work supporting families with children in the hospital. Aabye was happy to help.

“This is one of the ways we could show we’re there in support of these families by giving them snacks and food and just comfort,” Aabye said.


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