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Racial Equity club hosts food drive

Santana Faria
The Racial Equity and Advocacy club has informational posters around GHS for anyone interested!

Yesterday, the Racial Equity and Advocacy club started a food drive that will run until May 16th. Students and staff looking to donate can either drop food off in the boxes that will be in the atrium and Ms. D’Antonio’s room, 2403. 

This is the first year the drive will take place, as the club decided to combine its annual Cultural Celebration Day with the Students Arts Fest, and the food donations will be part of the club’s advocacy work. According to advisor Alyssa D’Antonio, the club hopes to continue the food drive in future years, to help provide nutritious meals for those in the community. 

“Food insecurity is a huge issue. It affects far more people because it’s something that can be invisible when we’re looking at somebody,” D’Antonio said. “Lots of people struggle with it and lots of people do well at masking it. We want somebody to go in and be able to get a balanced meal.” 

All donations will benefit the Open Door, and the Students Arts Fest, which takes place on May 18th. Additionally, any cans donated will be used to make an art installation, as part of the festival.  

Below are the nonperishable items most needed for the drive:

Canned Chicken and Tuna

Peanut Butter

Healthy Snacks

100% Juice/Juice Boxes

Breakfast Cereal

Hearty Soups

Canned Fruits and Veggies


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Santana Faria
Santana Faria, Staff Writer
Santana Faria is a sophomore at GHS and a first year writer for the Gillnetter. She’s an honors student as well as an active member of the Student Council where she enjoys fundraising for her class. In her free time, Santana loves to read fantasy books, listen to music and nap. When she isn’t busy sleeping, you can contact her at [email protected]

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