Students, administrators and faculty of the district assisted the West Hempstead High School Key Club’s Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 15 by packaging more than 50 boxes of canned goods and nonperishable items for local families to enjoy this holiday.
Since September, members of the Key Club have been encouraging students, faculty and residents to drop off donations during the school day, hosting a stuff-the-bus fundraiser at homecoming and asking shoppers for donations at local Stop and Shop grocery stores.
Key Club members, administrators, students and staff formed an assembly line in one of the school’s hallways to transport the donations from the pantry to the cafeteria. Volunteers sorted and organized the canned beans, soup, green beans, corn, rice, pasta, stuffing, cereal and juice into categorical sections on tables.
Afterward, volunteers across the district distributed the canned goods and nonperishables into 52 boxes filled with the essentials needed to complete a savory holiday dinner.