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Deer Park High Schoolers Volunteer At Food Pantry For Thanksgiving

Photos courtesy of Deer Park School District

Members of Deer Park High School’s French Honor Society and Cornerstone Club recently volunteered at the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center food pantry in Wyandanch. Providing emergency food assistance to those in need in the Wyandanch area and neighboring communities, GJROC is one of the largest food pantries of its kind on Long Island, assisting an average of 15,000 men, women, and children annually. The Deer Park students helped organize and deliver food to families in need for Thanksgiving.

“Through community service and participation in a Thanksgiving food drive, we not only fill plates but also nourish the soul,” Associate Principal Dr. Dina Pannone said. “Giving back during this season of gratitude connects us, fosters compassion and transforms the act of sharing a meal into a shared commitment to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.”

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