At a time when nearly one in six New Yorker’s struggle to put meals on their tables regularly, daily delivers of food are vital to keeping the shelves of food pantries and soup kitchens stocked.
Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157, in conjunction with City Harvest and the NY Daily News is proud to announce that we will be joining the 36th annual Daily News Food Drive. The Food Drive will kick off the week of November 1st, 2018 and will run through Friday, November 30th, 2018. We invite all our Halsey students and family members to help keep the City Harvest trucks full with non-perishable foods.
Last year the students of Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157 raised over 500 pounds of food for the needy. We are hoping to exceed that total this year.
A highlight of the drive will be the Kids Can Help Competition, which acknowledges the impact students can have when they work together for a good cause. The school in each borough that runs a drive and collects the most food will win a prize. Here at Halsey JHS 157 we believe that teaching our students about empathy is very important.
What is empathy and why is it important?
Empathy is, at its simplest, awareness of the feelings and emotions of other people. It is a key element of Emotional Intelligence, the link between self and others, because it is how we as individuals understand what others are experiencing as if we were feeling it ourselves.
We will be collecting nutritious non-perishable foods which City Harvest will pick up. The items in need right now are canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna fish, peanut butter (in plastic jars), hot and cold cereal, soups, and juice packs.
We will have boxes stationed in the lobby next to the auditorium to drop off. Please make sure the food is placed in the proper boxes.