Student Council has set up a socially distant food drive as well as an informational video for all students to participate in and will occur on Nov. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the DGS main entrance. All the participants will have to stay in their cars and will be asked to wear a mask when dropping their non-perishables. In addition, one person donating will randomly get a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
Some food items that you can bring are boxed goods, canned goods, dinner mixes, Jell-O and low-sodium or smaller sized food for seniors. They are also accepting non-perishable items such as paper towels, napkins, tissues, diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6) and baby wipes.
Junior Deanna Eslit, the President of the student council talks about the food drive and why they wanted to give back to the community.
“This year a lot of our leadership experiences in student council look a lot different now because of COVID-19, but we wanted to do a food pantry because we know it’s a hard time for the families that have been affected during this time, so we set this up hoping to help out as much as we can and ease the stress,” Eslit said.
Eslit also continues to speak about the precautions they are taking to make sure it is safe and easy for both the people participating in the food drive and the student council members working the food drive.
“Those who are donating food have to stay in the vehicle, kind of like last year with locker items. Everyone in the vehicle has to wear a mask and even the people volunteering at the event will be wearing masks and staying socially distant,” Eslit said.
Senior Megan Fogarty, Vice President of the student council highlights more items to bring to the food drive.
“It’s preferred that you bring non-perishable goods like canned goods. There are also items that could help such as diapers or paper plates and napkins as well as other things you can store in your pantry for a while,” Fogarty said.
Fogarty also brings a message to anyone who is thinking about participating in the food drive or is going to.
“Thank you for doing your part to help this community, anyone that participates in this is doing a great amount of good to help those who are having a hard time especially during such a dark time, so thank you,” Fogarty said.