Fay El food drive collects hundreds of items for local families

A food drive organized by the Fayetteville Elementary School community recently garnered more than 700 non-perishable items for local families in-need.

The Fayetteville-Manlius elementary school held the drive earlier this month so that support could be given to local families who are facing challenging times during the holiday season. Students were encouraged to donate non-perishable items, like canned fruits, soups, vegetables and more.

Students and staff members donated 750 non-perishable items, which will be given to the F-M Food Pantry for distribution. The F-M Food Pantry is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides food to F-M families.

To celebrate students’ success, a schoolwide pajama day was held Dec. 10 and crazy sock/hair day will be Dec. 16. Some staff members also agreed to get “pie’d” in honor of students’ hard work and dedication to helping others. The pie-in-the-face event will be filmed so that students can watch together from their respective classrooms.

This is an image of two staff members and several students standing next to canned drive collection bins at school.
Fayetteville Elementary School students and staff members recently collected 750 non-perishable food items to help local families in-need.