Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in tradition, and at Seaford High School, that tradition is a food drive that supports the local community. Thanks to the efforts of student government, 25 families will receive complete Thanksgiving meals this year.
Non-perishable food items were collected throughout November at the high school, Seaford Middle School and Seaford Harbor Elementary School. Several local businesses also made donations. All of the food was delivered to the student council office to be sorted and bagged. High school students and staff also contributed money for supermarket gift cards for perishable items.
Student government, under the direction of advisers Tania Cintorino and Shari Raduazzo, has been holding the Thanksgiving food drive for more than two decades. Food goes to families in Seaford, with leftover items going to local food pantries.
“It just feels really great to give back to my community and see the abundance of food that was donated,” student government officer Taylor DiFondi said. “That’s why I love student council, because we help our community so much.”
The student council at Seaford Manor Elementary School held its own food drive, with donations going to Island Harvest.