Embrace the Impact: Adelphi Softball Collects Nearly 900 Pounds of Food

Embrace the Impact: Adelphi Softball Collects Nearly 900 Pounds of Food



December 21, 2016

PHOTO GALLERY (Courtesy of Adelphi)

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- The Adelphi softball team celebrated the spirit of the holiday season recently by renewing an annual partnership with Island Harvest to collect food at local supermarkets on Long Island. When all was said and done, the Panthers had worked together to gather nearly 900 pounds of food to donate.

The team split up amongst four locations on Saturday, Nov. 19 as part of Island Harvest's Turkey and Trimmings Collection Campaign. The team was stationed at Uncle Giuseppe's Italian Market in East Meadow, Key Food Marketplace in Garden City, Whole Foods in Jericho and Shop Rite in New Hyde Park.

"As soon as the holiday season came around we wanted to do something that will help others who are less fortunate on Long Island," said junior Brenna Martini, who helped organize the team's community service efforts.

"Working with Island Harvest is something that we as a team have done before and have thoroughly enjoyed. Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island, so we knew that raising money and collecting food for them would go a long way in helping those across the island. We collected over 900 pounds of food and when it was all together and the team saw what they had accomplished in only a few hours, it was an amazing feeling."


Reporting for this release provided by the Adelphi athletic communications staff


This is the third of the NE10's Embrace the Impact features this week. The schedule for the week is below:

Monday - Southern Connecticut 'Friends of Rudolph'
Tuesday - Assumption Baseball Adds Ari to Roster through Team IMPACT 
Wednesday - Adelphi Softball 'Island Harvest' Efforts
Thursday - Southern New Hampshire Ice Hockey Adds Alex through Team IMPACT
Friday - Saint Michael's Organ Donation Efforts 

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