Thanks to the generosity of Rye Neck Middle School students, families and community members, the Student Senate has donated more than 20 boxes of food for people in need. The donations, which were collected over the course of two weeks, were donated to the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force on Jan. 9.
Spearheaded by the middle school Student Senate and advisers Matthew Magnani and Christopher Tinnirello, the students collected nonperishable food items, such as cereal, pasta, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned gravies, sauces and soups, peanut butter and more.
“Our students were very enthusiastic about the drive,” Tinnirello said. “We even created video public service announcements to play during the homeroom periods to remind students to donate. We raised awareness about those who are in need, and we also helped in a small way.”
Members of the Student Senate include sixth-grader Angie Aguilar, eighth-grader Mirabelle Brown, sixth-grader Sasha Jaramillo, seventh-grader Charlie Meyer, eighth-grader So Sato and seventh-grader Daniel Zyngier.