Food and Clothing Drive to Help Local Vets

To help community members in need and demonstrate the importance of civic responsibility, students in Kevin O’Handley’s Participation in Government class are collecting food and clothing for local veterans.

Since Nov. 1, the students have been making and hanging posters throughout the high school in an effort to garner support from their peers to fill boxes with food and clothing.

The drive, which will run until the end of November, is being held in conjunction with the Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 and Riverhead AARP branch.  

In addition to the food and clothing drive, the students plan to host two blood drives this year, as well as a collection for holiday toys.