Each year, the John F. Kennedy High School Student Government runs its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit members of the Bellmore-Merrick community.
“With the help of Stop & Shop, Student Government was able to continue this annual tradition as well as its dedication to community service,” said Brad Seidman, a social studies teacher, Senior Experience coordinator and co-faculty advisor to the Kennedy student Government.
The Student Government set up outside of the North Bellmore Stop & Shop in mid-November in help maximize donations. Shoppers were asked to pick up a few extra cans of vegetables, boxes of stuffing, cake mixes, etc. and leave them with the Student Government members who were stationed outside the door.
“Some shoppers even helped by donating frozen turkeys, a staple at the Thanksgiving dinner table,” Seidman added.
Students at Kennedy High School were also encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items during the week to help contribute to the food collection efforts. Club members then gathered a few days later after school to organize and package the food. More than 40 boxes were neatly packaged and wrapped, as well as more than 20 turkeys.