Despite the interruption of Hurricane Sandy, DEOMS Student Council food drive is a success.
During the month of November the David E. Owens Middle School (DEOMS) Student Council hosted a food drive to help stock the local food pantries through the holidays. Despite the fact that Hurricane Sandy interrupted the start of the food drive, the student body collected 1,567 cans. The sixth grade alone collected 1,089 food items. A little friendly competition between homerooms had Mr. Cottiers' homeroom finishing first, followed by Mrs. LePage's homeroom, and coming in third was Mrs. Edelstein's homeroom. The Student Council is under the direction of Mrs. Daley and Ms. Carroll. Whitney Perro, principal, impressed by the generosity of the students, said, "We did not let the hurricane at the beginning of the month slow us down!"
As the 11th anniversary of 9/11 draws closer, the Volunteer Center of Bergen County is calling for acts of kindness and plans to sponsor a county-wide food drive on Sep. 11th to benefit the Center for Food Action.
The Volunteer Center of Bergen County is sponsoring a county-wide food drive on Sep. 11th to benefit the Center for Food Action. Donations of canned and packaged goods can be brought to the Center’s offices at 64 Passaic Street in Hackensack from 7am-7pm. The items needed most are: hearty soups, Parmalat milk, canned tuna and peanut butter. The food drive is being organized in light of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, a coast-to-coast initiative that seeks to observe September 11th as a national day of service, charity and compassion. “We encourage residents of all ages and abilities to mark this day of remembrance with acts of service, helping the less fortunate or a cause in which they are interested,” says Janet Sharma…