Value of Time Served: $0
Event Type: Hunger
School: Garden City High School
Date: November 21, 2020
Garden City High School
Rockaway Avenue, Garden City
The Class of 2021 hosted a Food Drive for the month of November, both mobile and live. Each week, a Google Form went around to the families in our community to sign up for a day. Then the senior students would pick up donations from those families on that day. All food was brought to the Mary Brennan INN. The curb-side food drive was organized by some senior athletes. It was held at our school’s bus circle so those who donated could pull up to us, students received the non-perishable goods, then they could continue out the parking lot. It went very well. We collected over 12,000 lbs of food.
Garden City High School’s Class of 2021 seniors sponsored a curbside food drive for the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen of Hempstead on Nov. 21, just in time to bring Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Community members drove through the bus circle and dropped off donations to student and staff volunteers throughout the morning and early afternoon. A truck from the INN was on site to accept the items.
The endeavor was proposed by senior John Scarlata, an ambassador for the INN who expressed that they are in dire need of support. Other members of the Class of 2021 and faculty adviser Allison Moss helped to plan and facilitate the event. Additionally, student Natalie Palmeri spearheaded a mobile food drive in which families could sign up for a day to put their donations outside of their home for pick-up by a student volunteer.
The district is proud of the compassion and generosity demonstrated by the high school students and Garden City community.
Photo caption: Garden City High School’s Class of 2021 seniors sponsored a curbside food drive for the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen of Hempstead on Nov. 21, just in time to bring Thanksgiving meals to those in need.
Photos courtesy of Garden City Public Schools