JFK-RCK Football Players Feed 40 Families in Need

JFK-RCK Football Players Feed 40 Families in Need

Coach Henry Nunez’s East Islip Redmen football team, all 10-year-old students at JFK and RCK, recently took up a food collection for the Adopt-A-Family Program through Long Island Cares food pantry to help those in need during the holiday season. The team collected enough food to feed 40 families this year, packing it and delivering it personally to Long Island Cares.

“The boys learned that there is no one factor that determines one’s struggles, and that any face can be the face of hunger,” said team mom Kerri Ierardi. “This selfless task has given these players a greater understanding and appreciation for the blessings in their own lives, as well as the feeling of great pride in the power of giving back to and representing their community.”