Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Hunger
Date: November 20, 2023
Grand Avenue Middle School
Grand Avenue, Bellmore
The Grand Avenue Middle School community collected nonperishable food items for the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s food pantry, the Community Cupboard.
The food drive was held in conjunction with a Turkey Trot around the school track on Nov. 20. A few hundred student participants walked, jogged, trotted, wobbled and danced their way through the event.
Organized by the school’s athletic director Ben Fisher, the annual event aims to bring awareness to those less fortunate.
“It is part of the Grand C.A.R.E.S. mission to commit ourselves to the community and help people whenever we can,” added Fisher, who is also a Spanish teacher.
- Principal Carlo Conte (left) and Assistant Principal Chris Riccardi (right) with students at the Turkey Trot.
- Athletic Director Ben Fisher (left), guidance counselors Adam Nislow and Joe Leverone with students at the Turkey Trot.
3-5) The Grand Avenue Middle School community held a food drive in conjunction with their annual Turkey Trot to collect items for the district’s food pantry.
Photos courtesy of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District