Harborfields Students Restock Food Pantry
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, students of the Harborfields Central School District recently took part in a food drive to benefit members of the local community.
The fourth-graders in Jennifer Thompson’s class at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School and the second-graders in Monique Keith Golding’s class at Washington Drive Primary School united to collect boxes of nonperishable items. Their goal was to restock the shelves of the Harborfields Alliance for Community Organization food pantry located at Harborfields High School. HACO provides the basic necessities of food, clothing and other essentials for daily living to needy members of the Harborfields community.
Additional care packages that included such items as soap, toothpaste and deodorant were donated by the students of Lisa Flood’s first-grade class, intended for members of the community who were directly impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
“We should do things to help all the time,” remarked one of Mrs. Flood’s thoughtful students. “It doesn’t just have to be at Thanksgiving.”
Photo aove: A Washington Drive Primary School first-grader shows off a student-made care package donated to the Harborfields Alliance for Community Organization food pantry located at Harborfields High School.
By Allison DeMaria