Number of Participants: 250
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $10,563
Event Type: Hunger
School: Huntington High School
Date: October 1, 2022
The Town of Huntington Councilman Sal Ferro and Kevin Thorbourne presented a challenge to local high school football teams. They challenged the teams to participate in a food drive and see who could make the biggest impact!
These schools included Harborfields, Commack, John Glenn, Northport, Walt Whitman and Huntington.
The challenge asked the teams to learn more about their local food pantries and the growing need of supplies that they are facing.
The teams accepted the challenge and headed out last weekend to their Local Stop and Shops and Greenlawn Farms.
The challenge became a game, where each cart was seen as a yard long and who could fill up the most carts would win. The contest was overseen by local high school Official Mr. Ramos.
Over 122 carts were filled and families from all teams came down to support the athletes in their service work.
Harborfields’ Won the challenge by filling 46 carts!
Each team received a donation of $500 from the Councilman towards their athletic program. Harborfields received $2,500 as they were the winning team. In total, Councilman Sal Ferro generously donated $5,000 towards the cause!
You can visit their Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/FerroForHuntington/posts/463832565790354
“The volunteer efforts by our young athletes and their families are a testament to the humanitarian spirit of our town . They didn’t hesitate when given the opportunity to participate in the food drive and put 100% effort into maximizing food collections. These young leaders are already having a positive impact on society by helping others.”- Councilman Sal Ferro