Greenwich High School holds 9/11 food drive

On Friday, September 11, Greenwich High School students and staff will hold their sixth annual One-for-One on Nine-One-One food drive in response to President Obama’s proclamation recognizing September 11 annually as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. This one-day-only drive’s pledge is to collect a can in memory of each of the 2,977 victims that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. All donations will benefit Neighbor-to-Neighbor, a nonprofit organization serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area.

GHS students and staff are each asked to donate one, or more, non-perishable, non-expired food item(s). Coordinated by the Roots and Shoots Club and the H.E.R.O.E.S. Club, in conjunction with the GHS Social Studies Department and GHS Student Activities, all items will be collected in a cordoned off section of the GHS Student Center, which will serve as a memorial throughout the day.

First held in 2010, One-for-One on Nine-One-One has expanded from an event originated by the social studies department to an initiative that encompasses the entire school. Over the past three years, more than 16,000 items have been collected.

All members of the Greenwich community are invited to contribute to the food drive. Donations for this event will only be accepted on Friday, September 11 and can be dropped off at the GHS Main Office.

In addition, Greenwich Public Schools will be participating in a District-wide moment of silence at 10:28 a.m., the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

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