As the economic situation continues to decline, food banks are seeing an increased number of visitors who need assistance. City Harvest, a nonprofit organization helping to feed hungry New Yorkers, says that the summer is one of its busiest times. When the Marine Park Builders Club heard about this need, they decided to end the year with a food drive to benefit this worthy origination.
This is the club's second drive for City Harvest this school year. Once again, Marine Park’s generous staff and students came to the rescue of needy citizens from all over the five boroughs. Everyone, from the school aides to teachers, such as Mr. Brett Fienman and Ms. Danielle Powers, helped out. They spent time discussing the need to help others with their classes who then pitched in to help those less fortunate.
The success of this event was truly school-wide. The support of our staff and students is what has made all the Builders Club’s projects this year so successful. We could not do it without the support of our school community.
At the completion of the first drive in November, the school and staff collected over 150 pounds of nonperishable items for New Yorkers in need. The spring drive, which ran from May 27, 2009 until June 12, 2009, raised over 500 pounds of food!