Thanksgiving spirit shown through Kiwanis


East Meadow Kiwanis has been busy this Thanksgiving season to ensure that residents and neighbors had full bellies.

From all of the food collected from the club’s food drives on Nov. 5 and 6, Kiwanis was able to assemble and distribute 100 food baskets. On Nov. 18 Kiwanis and helpers sorted the food and put them in festive bags of red, yellow, and green for those in need in East Meadow. Helpers included Service Leadership Program members from the Builders Club at W.T. Clarke Middle School and Woodland Middle School, Key Clubs at East Meadow and W.T. Clarke high schools, and others.

Then, on Nov. 20, over 200 people were served at the club’s 40th annual Senior and Military Dinner at East Meadow High School. Staff from East Meadow High School, the East Meadow School District, as well as all of the club and Service Leadership Program members came together to make that day possible. Kiwanians cooked up a delicious meal under the supervision of co-chairs Debra Kirsh and Mitchell Allen.