Members of Belleville High School's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) organized a canned food drive prior to the Thanksgiving recess. During their meeting on November 19th, 2015, FBLA members collected nearly 200 canned and non-perishable food items, which were distributed to assist Belleville families in need as they prepare for their Thanksgiving dinners.
The members were asked to bring a variety of food pantry items that were categorized by grade, with freshmen bringing fruits, sophomores bringing meats, juniors bringing deserts, and seniors bringing vegetables. FBLA's Community Service Vice President, Karen Wong, led the collection and organized the boxes alongside the other FBLA officers- Joseph Murante, Paolo Hinahon, Vincent Abanilla, Aum Parekh, Joshua Pascual, and Nicole Posadas. Supervised by advisors, Corey Woodring and Gerard Fabiano, the members enjoyed a small Thanksgiving Day party in the senior cafeteria.
“Here at Belleville High School, we are thankful and appreciative for everything we have,” stated Karen Wong, “and are happy that we can help make Thanksgiving dinners for families who are struggling to make ends meet. This was a club effort and we are glad that Belleville High School FBLA can help make a difference for a couple of families in the community.”
FBLA would like to thank their principal, Mr. Pagano, for all his support with all their community service projects. FBLA is always trying to give back to the community and next up is its annual toy drive. They look forward to making even more families happy for the holidays this year.
FBLA Members: Aum Parekh, Karen Wong, Vincent Abanilla, Joshua Pascual, Paolo Hinahon, Joseph Murante, and FBLA adviser, Mr. Fabiano, assist in organizing the Thanksgiving food baskets.