Photo caption: Wantagh Elementary School is launching its Helping Hands food pantry this year, expanding an initiative that began a few years ago in the Wantagh School District. To help stock the pantry, the student council organized a food drive from Oct. 4-8. Students and staff were asked to donate non-perishable goods, which will be provided to families in the community. Fifth grade student council members, from left, Emily McHale, Justin Odone and Ella McCann were joined by guidance counselor and food pantry coordinator Lauren Mulry with some of the donations.
Photos courtesy of the Wantagh School District