Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Type: Hunger
Date: May 2, 2018
Fourth-graders throughout Smithtown Central School District recently tied their learning activities in with donating to a local cause. As part of a Project Lead the Way activity, the fourth-graders were tasked with designing and modeling a system to unload boxes of food at a community food pantry. The students came up with different prototypes of systems to best deliver and unload the food.
After completing the activity, Project Lead the Way coach Kelly Bigliani asked the fourth-grade class to participate in a local food drive led by area Stop and Shop supermarkets called Feeding Our Families. The elementary schools collected more than 700 pounds of nonperishable food items, which will be delivered to Island Harvest. On April 29, the Smithtown High School East girls varsity softball team also collected donations, a total of 3,000 pounds, along with Bigliani at the Stop and Shop in South Setauket.
Photo caption: Fourth-graders throughout the Smithtown Central School District held a food drive and collected more than 700 pounds of food for Island Harvest. The Smithtown High School East girls varsity softball team also participated by spending the day at the local Stop and Shop on April 29 and collecting 3,000 pounds of food.
Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District