News Brief: Food Drive

Tessa Peirls , Contributing Writer

This winter, the Tri-M Music Honor Society did their share and worked to give back to the community at the Winter Concerts. In the charitable spirit of the season this group, led by choir teacher Mr. John Spiezio III, organized a food drive.

“The food drive is for the Interfaith Nutrition Network,” said club vice president senior Kimberly Suzzan. “The officers are planning this event so that we can give back for the holidays.”

The Interfaith Nutrition Network provides food for the hungry and homeless on Long Island. Feeding more than 7,500 people every week at a total of 19 soup kitchens, this organization relies on support from drives such as this one.

“When Mr. Spiezio introduced the idea of a food drive to us, we all agreed to choose a local organization as opposed to a nationwide group,” said senior Julia Bain, co-president of the honor society. “When we think of hunger, a lot of the time we think of different states and other countries, but there are people and families on Long Island and even in Port Washington that struggle to afford food especially during the holiday season and after the damage done by Sandy.”

Club members were glad to participate and help their community.

“It’s nice being able to reach out to the community and I’m glad that we are getting the opportunity to help out,” said sophomore Kim Winter.

Tri-M collected food donations on the nights of both Winter Concerts on Dec. 18 and 19.