Number of Participants: 7
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $118
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: December 7, 2018
East Meadow High School
Carman Avenue, East Meadow
Various clubs at East Meadow High School came together during the month of November to promote the “Help a Vet” food drive, which benefited a local veteran food pantry.
As a way to give back to American veterans, the World Hunger Action Club, SADD and the Social Studies Honor Society teamed up to host the effort and spread awareness. Students, teachers and staff at East Meadow High School donated a extraordinary amount of nonperishable items such as cereal, pasta, canned goods, peanut butter and jelly.
All of the items were donated to the Nassau University Medical Center Veterans Clinic, which is located across the street from East Meadow High School.
“We are overwhelmed with the amount of donations collected during the ‘Help a Vet’ food drive,” said World Hunger Action Club adviser Margherita Diglio. “The food drive was a great way to give back to our veterans.”