Students and staff in the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District along with parent groups and the community worked together to ensure there was plenty of food for the holidays for those less fortunate. The districtwide initiative was part of the Cold Spring Harbor Unites Initiative for November.
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the PTG’s, student council advisers and members, and various groups at Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School everyone was busy bringing in food donations. The Spanish Club went above and beyond, who for the second year in a row did a Hispanic food drive for Spanish foods not typically donated, but so much in need. Students wrote out grocery lists in Spanish, shopped and then decorated their boxes in Spanish.
The amount of food collected at each elementary school was truly incredible. Each classroom at Goosehill Primary School filled boxloads of food, which were packed and sorted by the GHPTG for distribution. Student council officers at Lloyd Harbor Elementary School visited every classroom to remind the students to support Helping Hands Mission in Huntington, and the results were 25 boxes filled to the brim, their largest collection ever. At West Side Elementary School, Kids Care collected food donations and monetary donations to purchase turkeys.
The students and staff exceeded their expectations thanks to the generosity of everyone who participated. There is no doubt that their efforts to help others during the holiday season was a success.
CSH 1: Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School community service coordinator Karen Uhl-Smith (far Left) and students collected food for the holidays.
CSH 2: Students in Kelly Jordan’s Spanish class at Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School collected Spanish food items and decorated their food boxes in Spanish.
CSH 3: Members of the Goosehill Primary School PTG and the school custodian sorted food donations placed in boxes decorated by the students.
CSH 4: Students and staff at Lloyd Harbor Elementary School worked together to make their food drive a success.
CSH 5: At West Side Elementary School, students and staff collected food and monetary donations to purchase turkeys for the holidays.
Photos courtesy of the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District