The holiday season is always a time for giving, and with the effects of Hurricane Sandy still strong in the area, Rocky Point students have kicked into gear to collect food and other goods for those in need.
Rocky Point Middle School students recently collected a wide variety of nonperishable food and supply items for their Thanksgiving food drive. From boxes of stuffing to tasty vegetables, the students collected more than 850 items during the event.
Local residents were also invited to visit the food pantry prior to the Thanksgiving holiday to gather any items they needed, and the remaining pieces were donated to a local food bank to help with Sandy relief efforts.
Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School and Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School also coordinated food drives during the Thanksgiving holiday and Rocky Point High School worked on a Sandy relief project. At FJC, the school’s counselor, Jamie Adamski, worked with the second-grade service squad to sort, box and organize the donations collected by the building’s students and staff. The items were packaged in time for Thanksgiving and donated to approximately 15 local families.