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Thanksgiving Generosity William Floyd School Community Hosts Various Food Drives to Benefit Local Families

The William Floyd school community stepped up in a big way during a time of need to help their neighbors. Below is a brief recap of some of those Thanksgiving food drive efforts...

The Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School student council has been working diligently over the past few weeks preparing to take their food drive out of their school and into the community! Student Council members were able to set up outside of King Kullen in Shirley to collect Thanksgiving food items for community members in need! Throughout this process, students learned how to create their own Google Doc, which they used to create flyers explaining what their purpose was and which items they were looking to collect. Thanks to the generosity of many community members, the Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School student council collected more than 400 non-perishable food items! Seeing how much of an impact they have made in such a short amount of time has given students the desire to find more ways to continue contributing positively to their community!
The Floyd Academy arranged for, picked up and delivered 50 turkeys to many of their students' families in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Special thanks to Long Island Cares for the generous donations!
William Floyd Elementary School collected hundreds of boxes and cans of non-perishable food items to benefit families within their school and those served by Colonial Youth & Family Services!
The William Floyd Elementary School Student Council spearheaded the "Thanks-4-Giving" fundraising effort in which students and families purchased a paper turkey to decorate and color for display in a school hallway. The effort raised $575 to benefit William Floyd Elementary School families in need, as well as those served by Colonial Youth & Family Services!

The William Floyd High School boys' basketball booster club gathered together for a food drive to benefit their neighbors and friends in need including 30 families from William Paca Middle School, five basketball families and those served by Colonial Youth & Family Services! They collected thousands of donations from the very generous community!

The William Floyd High School cheerleading team, the William Floyd High School Rockettes and the varsity football team recently collaborated on a food drive to help fill the local food pantry in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! They worked together to get the word out for those attending the first playoff game this season, and requested that attendees donate a non-perishable food item. In total, the drive netted three large boxes of donations that has been donated to the St. Jude’s Outreach Office Food Pantry in Mastic Beach.

This was a brief round-up of some of the Thanksgiving food drives and donation efforts held from across the district. Individual departments such as District Office held their own food drives to benefit the William Floyd community. Schools such as William Paca Middle School also delivered turkeys and the trimmings to some of their families in need. The items for the William Paca drive were generously donated by the Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!