Number of Participants: 1500
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $12,675
Event Type: Hunger
Date: February 12, 2023
Frank Carasiti Elementary School
Rocky Point Yaphank Road, Rocky Point
Students in Rocky Point’s Frank J. Carisiti Elementary School participated in a “Soup-er Bowl Challenge.” Second grade students split into two teams, and the competition was on to see who could collect more nonperishable foods to donate to a local food pantry. To kick off the event, students listened to a readaloud of the story “Maddi’s Fridge,” by Lois Brandt, where a young girl learns ways to help a friend whose refrigerator isn’t as full as her own.
During the two-week event, kindergarten and first grade students were invited to bring in goods as well. The school collected over 1,500 items that were donated to the food pantry at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rocky Point.
Photo caption: Frank J. Carisiti Elementary School students withtheir collection.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District