The annual National Honor Society food drive which commenced in early November came to a close last Monday with yet another year of success.
As Thanksgiving rapidly approached, the National Honor Society reminded the students and staff of Hopatcong High School to remember those in the community who may be struggling during the impending holiday season. The school community never fails to gather around such an important cause.
With the help of district-wide staff and HHS students who demonstrated their desire to help serve the community, the National Honor Society ensured that needy families in town were provided a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. 22 turkeys and over 2,500 canned and boxed food items were donated over a period of 3 weeks in November leading up to Thanksgiving. 16 households in Hopatcong received at least 1 turkey, a laundry basket filled with food, and at least 1 loaded box of food.
Members of the National Honor Society, supervised by advisor Mrs. Lisa Kenny, met on Monday, November 24 after school to assemble the laundry baskets and boxes, prepping them for delivery the next day by NHS members. Members in teams of two delivered the turkeys and food baskets to the families in town on Tuesday.
“It was another year of generosity from students and staff to make this a wonderful thanksgiving for Hopatcong families,” said Kenny.
Give yourself a pat on the back Hopatcong; you did it again. Happy Thanksgiving to all!