The Johnston SADD organization is stocking pantries to help feed the community



There was nothing – absolutely not a thing – SADD about the fun and smiley event that took place last Friday morning in the main hall of Johnston High School.

Over a dozen students, supported by Principal Dr. Donna Pennacchia and Science Department Chairman Greg Russo, gathered to celebrate and then deliver what amounted to three huge loads of non-perishable items collected during the annual JHS Students Against Dangerous Decisions (SADD) event. Food behavior.

Likewise, as Russo – who also serves as an advisor to SADD and the JHS student council – explained: training that was once again a particular success.

Russo also explained that “Food drive has been an annual calendar event for many years and has provided local churches with an abundance of canned and packaged food items. SADD members are responsible for organizing the event, which involves collecting food every day for a week every morning during their class level.

He said the event is announced in advance and that friendly competition between classes is incorporated as an added incentive to make the race a success. The class that donates the most food receives a free breakfast during the school day at a local restaurant. Residences ranked second and third also receive prizes such as muffins and donuts delivered to their residences.

This year’s winner was Ms. Dove’s sophomore room 106, with second place going to Ms. Forgetta’s junior room 109, and third place was freshman room 125.

So, last Friday morning, SADD President Charles Curci, Vice President Rachel Ixocopech and Secretary Nicki Aucone led the group of students who first carried boxes on boxes filled with all these foods and loaded into vans parked in front of JHS. The items were then delivered to help stock pantries at Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Saint-Robert Bellarmine Catholic Churches, both located in Johnston.

There was so much food that Lou Cotoia, the resource manager at JHS, also filled his JPD vehicle with food, which turned out to be a big help with the delivery.

Meanwhile, Russo announced that Isabella Barrette has collected and brought in the most food items and that she will receive a discounted ticket to the annual Holiday Ball.

“Said Russo, who also thanked Principal Dr Pennacchia and Vice Principal Mrs Volante and all the teachers who inspired the students.

Likewise, Russo added that “great gratitude goes to the members of SAAD who organized each of the food items collected and in particular President Charles Curci, Vice-Present Rachel Ixocoptech and Secretary Nicki Aucone for their hard work which led to another success and heartwarming. food collection.


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