Floral Park Memorial students joined members of the Rotary Club of
Floral Park-Bellerose to pack 10,224 meals for local people in need.
The community outreach project was made possible thanks to the school’s PEARLS
Leadership group and R.O.O.T.S. Christian club, who raised $1,000 to
help fund the venture. Members of the Rotary Club contributed an
additional $1,500 to cover the expense of food. The groups, along with
other students and administrators from Floral Park Memorial gathered in
the school’s cafeteria to measure and pack nutritiously balanced dinners
to be distributed to local churches and food pantries in the community,
including Anna House in Belmont, Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park,
St. Hedwig’s Church and Emanual Baptist Church in Elmont.
to PEARLS advisers Keisha Mickens and Dr. Cheryl St. John and
R.O.O.T.S. Christian club adviser Maura Lauria, the school community
really came together for this extraordinary project. They hope to repeat
this outreach in the future with a goal of doubling the number of meals
packaged and expressed their gratitude to all those who participated.