Family Cookbook Project by Wantagh HS Newspaper Students Raised Over $1,000 for Island Harvest & Last Hope

Family Cookbook Project by Wantagh High School Newspaper Students Raised
Over $1,000 for Island Harvest & Last Hope.
Kathleen Flynn, English & Journalism teacher at Wantagh High School, led her students in creating an online Family Recipe Cookbook, involving the whole Wantagh community.
The pandemic shutdown gave many people a new appreciation for being with family and for treasuring family traditions.
Sales of the online cookbook was a winter project. Wantagh HS staff, students and residents were asked to contribute favorite family recipes for the cookbook. Besides the recipe, the page explains which relative perfected the recipe & any cultural significance of this dish.
The illustrated cookbook was published as a pdf. (A few hard copies were printed for the School Board.)
Sales of the pdf cookbooks were promoted by the journalism students and organizations at the high school. The proceeds from cookbook sales- an amazing $1,030- were split between Island Harvest- the LI food bank- and Last Hope-Wantagh HS’s across the street neighbor.
Island Harvest wrote a letter for the introduction of the cookbook. I wrote Last Hope’s introductory letter, connecting our goal of turning homeless pets into cherished family members to the cookbook project’s goal of cherishing family members & family traditions.
A week ago Kathleen Flynn and 2 students visited Last Hope to present us with the cookbook donation check for $515 .
ROCKY our Basset boy posed in the check presentation photo , and then 45 minutes later, ROCKY left for his FOREVER HOME.
This photo and a story about the cookbook project will appear in the Wantagh school district newsletter this spring.
Last Hope is so grateful to HS teacher Kathleen Flynn, her students, the HS staff and the Wantagh community for helping Last Hope with this creative family project.
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