Three Babylon Junior-Senior High School students – Matthew McGaley, Andrew Szuchy and Jack Hartigan, along with their childhood friend Emmett Chapey – participated in a 30-mile bike ride to benefit Feed the Children on May 21. Starting in East Hampton and finishing in Montauk, the foursome completed their journey in less than three hours.
The boys surpassed their initial goal of $15,000, raising $15,770 which will allow Feed the Children to send a truck filled with enough food and essentials to provide help for 400 Long Island families. In mid-August, the boys will work with Feed the Children to personally package and distribute boxes of food to specific families.
The fundraising idea began after the four boys saw a notice in their parish bulletin looking for gift card donations for struggling families in their community. They chose Feed the Children because it offers domestic programs that provide both food and education for children in need. Feed the Children collects the food and supplies and works directly with other organizations to help needy families on Long Island.
Photo Caption: From left: Emmett Chapey and Babylon Junior-Senior High School students Matthew McGaley, Andrew Szuchy and Jack Hartigan participated in a 30-mile bike ride and raised $15,770 to benefit Feed the Children.
Photo courtesy of the Babylon School District