Students on Long Island host food drive for neighbors in need

Some students came together Tuesday to help out their community. Students say their school’s “Bulldog’s Cupboard” food pantry was empty before the drive.

Cecilia Dowd

Sep 7, 2023, 6:05 AM

Updated 281 days ago

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Some Suffolk County students came together Tuesday to help out their community.
North Babylon High School’s National Honor Society hosted a food drive for neighbors who are in need.
Students say their school’s “Bulldog’s Cupboard” food pantry was empty before the drive.
“I think it’s a good thing to give back, especially when you’re in a better position to be able to, but overall, it’s just a great way to spend time,” says National Honor Society President Corey Byrne.
Students can visit the pantry discreetly during the school day. It is also open to anyone else in need.
National Honor Society advisor and teacher Sheeley Seeno says the school district’s poverty rate is around 50%.
Residents in the area say they are a great help to the area.
“If I didn’t have them, I don’t know what I would do,” says Denise Guardascione, of Deer Park. “I don’t know what I would do without them.”
The pantry is open at North Babylon High School Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for donations and those in need of items.
The pantry also gets assistance from Career Development Program students who help stock the shelves and bag groceries.


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