Eighth-grade members of the National Junior Honor Society at Robert Frost Middle School came together to organize and assemble holiday food baskets for those in need throughout their community.

A variety of nonperishable donations were collected from the entire school prior to Thanksgiving. Assisted by NJHS adviser Seth Margolin and teacher Tim Lamb, students sorted the donated food items into categories such as pasta, stuffing and dessert items before filling approximately 20 baskets with complete, well-balanced meals. The baskets will be distributed to local Deer Park families to help during the holidays.

“This is important because it keeps the students helping out the community. All of the baskets go to families within Deer Park,” said Margolin, noting, “It is really staying within the community.”

NJHS secretary Jenna Norizsan said that the food collected for the drive will help people throughout the community. “We are helping people in need by donating food for Thanksgiving,” she added.