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Student clubs collaborate to host food drive

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Kaden Moubayed
Fitness Club leader Carter Chang addresses the crowd of lower school students at a Dec. 6 joint assembly with the Kids Allergy Network. The assembly was held to spread awareness of food insecurity and their efforts to combat it.

To support people struggling with food insecurity, two clubs are hosting a food drive through Dec. 15. 

The Kids Allergy Network Club and the Fitness Club are collecting labeled, nonperishable foods, preferably nutritious foods like brown rice, honey and canned fruits and vegetables. Donations can be dropped off in collection boxes in the entrances to Earl Shapiro Hall and the lower, middle and high schools. Items will be taken to a Hyde Park location of The Love Fridge, a mutual-aid food pantry. 

On Dec. 6, the clubs’ leaders held an assembly with the lower school students to advertise the drive and elaborate on their passion to support food security.

Junior Ben O’Donnell, Kids Allergy Network Club president, is excited for the joint initiative.

“Our missions are both related to food in certain ways,” Ben said, “and we thought it’d be a great idea to do a collaborative food drive.”

Fitness Club president Carter Chang is also eager to work together to support those in need.

“This is a perfect opportunity to bridge both clubs together, and do something good for the community,” Carter, a senior, said.

Organizers hope the food drive will collect nutritious, allergy-free foods to promote healthy eating habits, an important goal of both clubs.

“Nutritious foods and allergy-friendly foods can be on the more expensive side, and harder to obtain,” Ben said. “We wanted to provide an outlet that would make it easier to gain access to that.”

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David Li
David Li, Reporter
David Li is a member of the Class of 2027 and serves as a reporter. His favorite part of journalism is meeting and working with new people. Outside of journalism, David enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Kaden Moubayed
Kaden Moubayed, Photographer
Kaden Moubayed is a member of the Class of 2024 and serves as an editor-in-chief for photojournalism. He joined the staff in the 2022-23 school year. His favorite part of photojournalism is taking pictures of sports events. Outside of photojournalism, Kaden is a competitive soccer player and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Awards: 2024 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award: Second place, single spot news photograph, “2023 Graduation” (Photo 11: Jason & Sydney Tyler embrace) 2024 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award: Certificate of merit (with William Tan, Patrice Graham, Gabriel Issa, Matthew McGehee, Matt Petres), photo story, "Photo Gallery: Raw reactions" 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Boston convention: Honorable mention, photography portfolio 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Superior, first-year photo

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