HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- Hartsdale's Maria Regina High School will be an honoree for the Food Bank of Westchester's Hunger Heroes Award Breakfast in June.
The Catholic high school in Hartsdale will receive recognition at the ninth annual breakfast ceremony on June 5 at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. The school receive the ‘Donor Award’ for "the strides they’ve made to end hunger in Westchester County through their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive," according to a press release.
“We are thrilled to honor the students and staff at Maria Regina High School for all that they do during the holidays to lift a burden off of so many families’ shoulders,” said Ellen Lynch, Executive Director. “Our Hunger Heroes Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the continued dedication and generosity of all our volunteers and supporters.”
For more than 20 years, MRHS has provided thousands of full Thanksgiving meals to the St. Peter’s Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving drive, according to the release. Last year, the school provided more than 300 turkeys to the pantry, which helped feed hundreds of families in Yonkers, according to the release.
“This award is so appreciated because it acknowledges all the hard work of the students and their families - as well as the dedication of the MRHS staff – in helping to alleviate hunger in our community,” said Cecilia Brennan, MRHS Campus Minister. “It means so much to our students and their families to be able to help their neighbors at a time when so many families are struggling. I’m proud to see the school rally around this cause year after year – it’s an incredible opportunity for our students to give back to their community and to learn about the larger issues surrounding hunger.”