Tappan Hill School Fights Hunger
Tappan Hill School Community Makes Donations to Fight Hunger
Tappan Hill Students, Staff Give Generously to Support Hunger Relief Corps
Tappan Hill School students and staff members brought in enough non-perishable food items before Thanksgiving to fill more than 50 bags. The donations went to people in need across the region.
All told, children and adults donated 735 pounds of cereal, pasta, beans, peanut butter and other necessities. Students stamped sentiments on cards that were included with the donations.
“We’re so thankful to our staff and students for their outpouring of generosity to help people in need,” teacher Erroll Rivera said.
Several of his students – Jesus, Steven and Christopher – were in charge of finding out how many pounds each classroom collected. “They went around to each classroom to weigh the food,” said Mr. Rivera, who spearheaded Tappan Hill’s food drive.
Elizabeth O’Connor’s class won the competition among classes for collecting the most pounds of food. Her class’ donations totaled 157 pounds, and the prize for the students is a pizza party.
The drive was coordinated by the Volunteer New York Hunger Relief Corps, which provides support to local hunger relief organizations.