Bellport Middle School Rallies for Thanksgiving Food Drive

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With an inaugural Harvest Festival on October 24th, Bellport Middle School kicked off their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Students and staff rallied together, determined to beat last year’s record collection of 1,628 food items.  Student Council President, Carly Diolosa, organized a team of students who braved the cold temperatures to solicit donations outside Cirillo’s Market in Bellport Village.  The cheerleading efforts of the Middle School faculty and staff increased participation through classroom incentives and daily announcements.  As the enthusiasm spread, more and more students became involved, resulting in a new record collection of over 2,462 food items, which will be donated to the Lighthouse Mission Food Pantry to help families in need throughout the South Country School District.  

Bellport Middle School Student Council Advisor Mr. Di Puma, was humbled by the collective efforts of the Bellport students, faculty, and staff.  He added that “the continuous help and support is a reminder of what makes our community a very special place to learn, work and live.  On behalf of the Middle School, best wishes for peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving.”