Schools host food drives for local pantries and families in the community
Students and staff throughout the Miller Place School District worked together this Thanksgiving season to host several food drives helping families in need throughout their community.
“As a District, we’re so proud of the dedication and efforts our students and staff put forth to support our community,” said Superintendent of Schools Seth Lipshie.
Andrew Muller Primary School parent Ryan Jones, the owner of Chubs Meats butcher shop and catering company, donated turkeys. Students donated non-perishable food items and gift cards to the school’s collection efforts. SCOPE Behavior Counselor Corien Bologna delivered the donations throughout the community, bringing Thanksgiving meals to seven local families.
Students at Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School helped stock a local food pantry through their Thanksgiving food drive. Each grade was assigned a different list of foods to donate. Thanks to their generosity they were able to provide local families who may be facing food insecurity with the necessary items to have a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
North Country Road Middle School is home to a food pantry that serves those in need in the community throughout the school year. Donations to the pantry included gift cards that are used to purchase specific items for the holiday such as turkeys, yams and stuffing. The District’s student behavior counselors, Marissa Prager and Jeanine Pedersen, worked with members of the Student Government to prepare Thanksgiving meals and distribute them throughout the community. The District thanks the behavior counselors
The Miller Place High School National Honor Society led a Thanksgiving Food Drive with their peers to support local families in need. Homerooms competed against each other, donating non-perishable food items. Mr. Sztabnik’s Period 1 class donated the most food and was rewarded with a bagel breakfast. Thanks to the efforts of each class, the District was able to fully stock the Miller Place High School food pantry and provide food for seven families in the community. The donations will also go toward helping families throughout the December holidays as well.
District Office held a fundraiser of its own, raising $775. The Business Office staff purchased various food items to donate to help stock the local Saint Louis de Montfort Food Distribution Center, the North Country Road Middle School Food Pantry and the Miller Place High School Food Pantry.
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