Catskill High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) program cooked up a special lunch for faculty and staff as a fundraiser for Matthew 25, a food pantry serving people in need in the Catskill area. On February 16, approximately seventy-five students in Mrs. Marino’s FACS classes took part in planning, preparing, or delivering 50 meals that staff at school and in the district offices purchases. They served up pizza with meat, cheese, or vegetarian options, salad, and chocolate avocado mousse for dessert. Shown here, seniors Ade Spencer and Sam Smith prepare the mixed salad with poppy seed dressing. Together, students and staff raised $250 to help fight hunger in our community.
FCCLA is a school club integrated into the Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum, and they do a lunch fundraiser for their program once a month at CHS. For February, members Quincie Moe and Abigail Pacheco arraigned to have the sale’s proceeds go to benefit the local food pantry. The two juniors are competing against FCCLA students from across the state in a STAR (Students Take Action and Recognition) event this March. Part of the competition asks students to take on an active community service role.