Number of Participants: 60
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $1,014
Event Type: Hunger
Date: December 17, 2019
Community service is a staple of National Honor Society chapters at schools across the country, and students at Seaford High School have been living up to the mission. More than 60 members of the organization took part in a holiday food drive, heading to three area supermarkets to collect donations.
Their mission was successful at the Seaford National Honor Society received 1,764 pounds of food from shoppers in addition to hundreds of dollars in money and gift cards. All donations then went to Island Harvest to help feed people across Long Island.
In six-member teams and volunteering in two-hour shifts on Dec. 6, students went to Stop & Shop stores in Seaford and Massapequa, as well as King Kullen in Wantagh, handing out food drive fliers to shoppers asking for non-perishable items and frozen hams and turkeys. They then collected the food as people left the stores.
National Honor Society officers Erica Albert and Paige Donovan said that although it was a cold day, all of the student volunteers were in good spirits and enthusiastic about their charitable endeavor.
“We were very proud of the amount of food we collected,” Erica said.
The students then quickly turned to their next project. Every administrator, teacher or staff member who donated a toy to student council’s annual holiday toy drive had his or her door festively decorated by the National Honor Society members. It has had a connection to the food drive as the students in the group that collected the most food could got first choice at which teachers doors to decorate.
Photo caption: Seaford High School National Honor Society members collected food at local supermarkets to benefit Island Harvest.
Photos courtesy of the Seaford School District