SADD Club’s Contribution to the Island Harvest
By Jeselys Vazquez
Volume 3 Issue 2
December 23, 2022
Image provided by Island Harvest
The SADD club (Students Against Destructive Decision) once again has contributed to promoting and working with the Island Harvest Food Drive. For those who do not know what that is, the Island Harvest Food Drive is an organization that works to help end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island, especially when Thanksgiving and Christmas come around.
Our high school has donated 900+ food items to Long Island Harvest, and this year we planned to donate even more, but we could not have done it without your help. Did you know how many people have suffered just on Long Island from hunger at some point this year? 283,700 people. As a matter of fact, 182,000 people will go hungry on Long Island tonight, and 72,980 of those people will be children.
It is crazy to hear how many people are affected by this hunger crisis, and 316,000 people in need rely on the Long Island Harvest food bank and other local pantries. This number of people has been increasing since the pandemic due to mortgages and taxes our parents and adults must pay, as well as inflation. Even though we have provided so many resources, Long Island is still struggling to meet the demands of living in Nassau and Suffolk County. A donation could’ve been as little as one can of food, but with everyone contributing, it certainly has added up. I hope we can have another successful donation season next year!