MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Members of the Rye Neck High School Student Senate collected nonperishable food items during their eighth annual food drive that was held from Dec. 6-12.
All proceeds from the drive were donated to Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry, which assists local families in need.
“Our students realize that hunger and poverty are issues present in their own community, and this collection and donation speaks to the compassion, kindness and selflessness of them,” said Karen Parisi, the Student Senate faculty advisor and a social studies teacher.
Each month, Student Senate members organize a community service outreach through their “Leading by Example” project. The food drive was part of the group's community service efforts for the month of December.