Huntington High School student government members concluded their annual food drive to feed the hungry by delivering two busloads of goods to a pair of local pantries.
The Stuff the Bus campaign stretched over two months. It saw countless donations of non-perishables dropped off at the high school and teams of Huntington students standing outside local supermarkets on weekends soliciting donations of items.
Huntington student government members delivered two busloads of food to the hungry.
After many cold and wet weekend morning and afternoon, the food drive culminated last Saturday at the high school as students spent three hours bringing thousands of items out of the building and loading them onto a large bus donated for the day by Huntington Coach Corp.
“We had student government kids and a few extra volunteers load food onto the school bus twice to the point of ‘standing room only’ and bring it down to St. Hugh Church in Huntington Station and Huntington Community Food Council, each receiving 1 bus load of food,” said teacher David Moriarty, who along with fellow faculty member Danielle Raguzin serves as the student government’s advisor.
Those on the receiving end were ecstatic to be able to fill their empty shelves and be in a position to feed many of Huntington’s hungriest citizens.
“I think the kids really gained a better understanding of our Huntington community and what it means to participate in that community,” Mr. Moriarty said. “I am really proud of our students and their hard work. They had been collecting outside Stop and Shop on Wall Street and King Kullen in Halesite since the beginning of February.”