A ‘Food Fight’ for a Good Cause at Oldfield Middle School
By Beth Izzo
Sixth-grade students in Mariette Fanning’s, Barbara McGrath’s and Monica Zenyuh’s classes at Oldfield Middle School in the Harborfields Central School District took part in a unique “food fight” for several weeks in late September. The classes participated in Councilman Mark Mayoka’s Food Fight Challenge to collect as much food as possible for local food pantries. The students united for this great cause and held a friendly competition to see which class could collect the most food. In total, they collected enough food to fill 15 boxes, which were then delivered to food pantries within the Town of Huntington.
According to student Joseph Interrante, “I think the food fight was very fun. It was a friendly competition, but at the same time, we were doing something good for others in need.” Fellow student Itianna Akines added, “It was a great experience to donate items for people who need food.”
Photo Caption: Sixth-grade students (from left to right) Jennifer Mittelman, Delilah Ratti, Joseph Interrante, Riley Dash, Itianna (TT) Akines, Ilan Messing, Christopher Shlisky and Melissa Roche help pack up the food collected through the “food fight.”