Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $6,760
Event Type: Hunger
School: East Islip High School
Date: December 5, 2023
East Islip High School
Redmen Street, Islip Terrace
East Islip High School’s National Honor Society recently organized its most successful annual food drive. With the participation of the school’s Class of 2025, the World Language Honor Society, Career Development and Occupational Studies students, Student Government, and clubs such as SADD, STARS, Interact Club, Key Club and Leaders Club, this became a true community event.
The entire district was divided into 49 geographic zones. Over 200 students volunteered and were placed in groups to distribute flyers to more than 8,000 households during Veterans Day weekend, making the community aware of the collection date of Nov. 15. That evening, the students went back to their assigned zones to collect any donations that the community left for donation.
According to the National Honor Society, this was its most successful year to date. A total of 152 turkeys and thousands of pounds of food were donated. Many members of the community came and dropped off donations as well. In a true example of EI Pride, local food pantries at the Church of St. Mary, the Church of St. Peter the Apostle and Full Gospel Assembly are now overflowing with the generosity of the East Islip community.
EIHSNHSCFD 01, EIHSNHSCFD 02: East Islip High School’s National Honor Society organized its most successful annual food drive.
Photos courtesy of East Islip School District