Helping Out for the Holidays

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The Babylon Junior-Senior High School recently started collecting food items through the “Rock CAN Roll” food drive initiative in an effort to help out the less fortunate members of the community during the holiday season.

According to their website, Rock CAN Roll, Inc., is a nonprofit hunger relief organization and think tank. They often collaborate with rock concerts, schools, corporations and private individuals to collect healthy, nonperishable food and basic necessities for distribution. The school’s drive will run throughout the course of the weeks leading up to the holidays, during which students and staff members will be able to donate items such as canned soups, mixes and pasta.

“The food items that the students collect are going to be distributed to local charities, such as the United Methodist Church of Babylon, before being sent out on a wider scale,” said Babylon Junior-Senior High School Principal Al Cirone. “We’re a small, tight-knit district, so we do everything we can to ensure that community families are happy around the holidays.”