December 10th, 2020–Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently met with 5 freshmen from Sayville High School, to honor them for their efforts to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The students, Molly Brady, Courtney Thornton, Fallon Santoro, Elizabeth Sheehan and Loghan McNamara, created a GoFundMe page to raise money for “Little Free Pantries,” to help residents experiencing food insecurities.
The teens took inspiration from Claws Seafood Market Crab Shack & Clam Bar, after learning of their efforts to help the community.
The girls have raised over $3,500 through the GoFundMe page… enough to create pantries for non-perishable goods as well as a freedge, a free fridge for perishable goods to limit food insecurities for residents within the community.
“It is inspiring to see young minds thinking about helping members of their community struggling in these unprecedented times,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We are so very proud of these women, and know their futures are very bright,” added the Supervisor.