Letter: School fundraisers, food pantries

Stop & Shop and Island Harvest representatives discuss

Stop & Shop and Island Harvest representatives discuss childhood hunger on Long Island with nearly 300 students from Lynbrook North and South middle schools, also inviting them to participate in a three-week food drive challenge. (Feb. 20, 2013) (Credit: Brittany Wait)

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"Nobody wants a freakin' case of oranges" ?

Not so. Long Island's food pantries would be thrilled to receive a case of oranges. Next time you are faced with a fruit fundraiser, do what we did at Lynbrook High School. When the music department was selling fruit, the parents knew that some people would willingly donate money, but wouldn't want to receive a whole case of fruit. We offered a box on the order form so that people could buy a case of fruit and let us deliver it to Island Harvest.

We donated 85 boxes of fruit; that's 2,000 pounds of fresh fruit to feed hungry people in our communities.

The kids raise the money; the hungry get fed. It's a win all around.

Veronica Sympson Krendel, Lynbrook

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