Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: January 8, 2018
Earl L Vandermeulen High School
Old Post Road, Port Jefferson
Members of the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Leo Club in Port Jefferson School District completed their annual Blizzard Bags event for the Three Village Meals on Wheels program.
Club members purchased the food items and assembled the bags before the December holidays. The items were sent to the Three Village Meals on Wheels program, which then delivers them to senior citizens who receive their services.
Each package contains four meals for seniors to have in their home to use when their daily Meals on Wheels delivery is canceled due to poor weather conditions. The meals consist of boxed or canned nonperishable items that can be stored for a later date. The Leo Club raises funds through bake sales at the school and uses the proceeds to purchase the needed food items.
“The Leo Club members recognize the real need for this program,” said technology teacher and Leo Club adviser Brian Chalmers. “Delivering food to the Three Village Meals on Wheels clients is a true community outreach event.”
Photo caption: Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Leo Club members assembled Blizzard Bags for the Three Village Meals on Wheels program.
Photo courtesy of the Port Jefferson School District