Key Club’s Thanksgiving Food Drive
Written By: Grace Solomita, Guidance and Transition Coordinator
Everyone at Aaron School’s 30th Street campus is thrilled to welcome back Friday Clubs! A new addition to the fun and exciting selection of clubs this year is Key Club, which promotes service, builds character, and develops leadership skills. In this club, students come together to identify meaningful causes and ways in which Aaron School can make a positive impact.
Key Club’s first initiative was to host a food drive where both students and staff were asked to bring in non-perishable food items to be donated to City Harvest. City Harvest is NYC’s largest food rescue organization, serving more than 1.5 million New Yorkers who are food insecure. On top of collecting non-perishable goods from citizens, they collect extra food from restaurants that would otherwise go to waste. To kick off this initiative, all Key Club members created informational posters to advertise the food drive. One student even wrote a song to motivate his classmates to participate! After all of the items were collected and counted, members helped build and pack the boxes for City Harvest to pick up.
Collectively, the 30th Street students and staff donated over 400 items to City Harvest. Aaron School students always enjoy a little friendly competition. The 9th graders brought in a total of 108 items and won a homework pass for their participation and effort! The student body, staff, and administration are incredibly proud to help the surrounding community during this holiday season. We look forward to all of the upcoming events that Key Club will host in the future!