Island Harvest at Stimson

Ms. Schmitt and her 7th grade class pose with Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta and Mr. Jim Broderick of Island Harvest.
Ms. Schmitt and her 7th grade class pose with Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta and Mr. Jim Broderick of Island Harvest.

Island Harvest was at Stimson Middle School today to receive a check for $1,000 that was donated by Ms. Schmitt’s seventh-grade class, this year’s winning Penny Wars team. “Thank you so much for helping Island Harvest with our Post-Sandy relief efforts,” said Island Harvest volunteer and Huntington representative Mr. Jim Broderick. Island Harvest celebrated their 20th anniversary last year by distributing over 8 million pounds of food, with a market value of $16 million, in the past year.

Ninety-five cents of every dollar Island Harvest collects goes directly to food programs, making them a highly efficient charitable organization. “With this generous donation, Stimson Middle School plays a big part in our efforts, and on behalf of Island Harvest, I want to thank you for this,” added Mr. Broderick. “Many local businesses help us out--here in the South Huntington community Panera Bread is doing an exceptional job--but at times it’s still not enough, so we must purchase food as well. This donation will go to help purchase food items.”

Congratulations Stimson Middle School and Ms. Schmitt’s seventh graders for selecting such a worthy cause.