Wantagh residents help fight hunger


Humanitarianism is alive and well at the local level in Wantagh.

The Wantagh Kiwanis Club held a summer food drive from the morning to early afternoon on July 30. King Kullen Supermarkets cooperated in this food drive.

Turnout was high, and considering the level of inflation in America today, the Kiwanis Club was very grateful.

“It is always amazing how people are willing to help others in need,” Deb Colton of the Kiwanis Club said. “But especially during such difficult financial times hitting everyone’s pocketbooks, the giving on Saturday was even more profound.”

Donations ranged from single cans of soup to whole shopping carts of groceries.

The Kiwanis Club donated the food to St. Francis Food Pantry in Wantagh, St. Jude Episcopal Food Pantry in Seaford and the Freeport Emergency Food Pantry.

The Wantagh Kiwanis Club specifically named sister and brother Tamega and Kerwin Vilbon, who donated a filled shopping cart, as its “food heroes”.