HARRISON, N.Y. - Harrison students collected over 3,000 pounds of food this holiday season for donations to the local food pantry.
Members of Louis M. Klein Middle School's Service Club gathered donations through school events throughout the fall season and the school also included food collections into its recent " Wellness Week " initiatives.
The LMK Service Club, led by advisor Lisa O'Reilly and Assistant Vice Principal Lorrain Sclafani-Lederer, sought out donations in a month-long food drive between October and November resulting in over 2,700 pounds of food. They also collected donations at a sixth-grade dance in early November.
The middle school also had eight homeroom classes participate in the donations with over 100 cans collected from each of their rooms for a total of 1,200 cans. Teacher Steve Goodstein's eighth grade class led the way with 290 total cans donated, the school said.
In the end, a mass collection of canned goods, cereal boxes, pasta, peanut butter and jelly came from Harrison's four elementary schools as well as LMK Middle School.
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