Number of Participants: 80
Hours Donated: 8
Value of Time Served: $5,408
Event Type: Hunger
Date: November 16, 2022
Massapequa High School - Ames Campus
Baltimore Avenue, Massapequa
Community service is the mission for the National Junior Honor Society at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus, and students did just that with a four-week food drive. Hundreds of nonperishable items, such as boxes of pasta and canned vegetables, were collected from Oct. 13 through Nov. 4.
Donations were given to the parish outreach center at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park, which then distributes food to people in need in the community. Adviser Michelle Grossi said honor society members were asked to contribute at least one food item each. Additionally, they created and hung posters throughout the school to promote the food drive.
Ninth grader Brady Gil noted that the food drive was a way for students to take meaningful action, show leadership and “be more than yourself.” Fellow honor society member Antonella Esposito said that it allowed them to show their care for the local community.
“It’s important to help those in the community who are less fortunate,” added Sofia Dalton. “It warms my heart to help out people in my town.”
Photo caption: Ames Campus National Junior Honor Society Members, from left, Antonella Esposito, Sofia Dalton, Brady Gil, Nick Gallo, Kaitlyn Kopp and Sophia Ruggiero helped out with a food drive to benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Photo courtesy of the Massapequa School District