Food Drive at Aaron School
Amanda Stephan, Speech-Language Pathologist at 30th Street
During the month of November, families and friends across the country come together to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. For many, this is a time to relax, spend time with loved ones, and share what we are grateful for. Last year, however, nearly 34 million people were unable to participate in these traditions.
In the spirit of service this holiday season, Aaron School’s Key Club sponsored a school-wide food drive to help the surrounding community. Key Club’s mission is to provide students with opportunities to develop valuable leadership skills through service projects that support both the school and local communities. For this initiative, all club members worked together to create posters that brought awareness to the cause and identified ways that students and faculty members could help. They also showcased their creativity by designing a variety of donation boxes for each of the classrooms and delivered announcements throughout the collection period to increase participation. Finally, at the end of the food drive, Key Club members counted all of the items and packed them into boxes for donation.
Together, the students and faculty at Aaron School donated more than 200 items to City Harvest, one of New York City’s largest food rescue organizations! These items were then distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community partners across the five boroughs. The students, faculty, and administration are immensely proud to be able to help their surrounding community this holiday season!