William Floyd Middle School recently opened the doors to its new food pantry to help provide food and other necessities for families in need in the community. Spearheaded by Principal Carolyn Schick and school counselors Amanda Dubinsky and Gene Gersbeck, the pantry, a partnership with Long Island Harvest, has been stocked with non-perishable food items and basic necessities through the generosity of students and their families, the staff and members of the community. The food pantry is open from 5 pm to 7 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month excluding school holidays and breaks.
[quote_colored name=”” icon_quote=”no”]“We are looking forward to providing this service to our community,” said Ms. Dubinsky. “The food pantry is a great resource to be able to offer to our students and their families.”[/quote_colored]
Recently, the William Floyd Middle School Food Pantry received 14 additional boxes of food generously donated by members of the student government at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, who recently traveled with their guidance counselor, Jason Miller, to deliver the items.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the students of JFK High School,” said Mr. Gersbeck. “With their generosity and the generosity of others, we know this food pantry will be a great success.”