Selfless Acts of Giving

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As Rocky Point Middle School eighth-graders Maya Menon and Sophia Weik have a strong passion for community service and giving to others, the pair worked to coordinate a school food drive for the less fortunate members of their community in November.

Over the course of the drive, students and staff members donated hundreds of nonperishable food items. To ensure that the donations met all of the recipients’ needs, the students asked that each grade level focus on a different meal. Sixth-graders were asked to donate breakfast items, seventh-graders donated lunch items and eighth-graders focused on dinner items. Maya and Sophia not only coordinated the drive, but also collected all of the donations from throughout the building during their lunch periods.

The donations will be delivered to the food banks at St. Louis de Montfort Church in Sound Beach and St. Anthony’s Church in Rocky Point.