According to a news report from, “The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Temple Hill Academy in New Windsor concluded its 7th annual “Packin’ It Up for Pizza” food drive with a new school record of food items collected, more than 4,450 items.”

“The “Packin’ It Up for Pizza” food drive is a collaborative effort that involves Temple Hill academy students and staff, Pizza Heaven in New Windsor which donates pizza to the class that collects the most food items, U-Haul of New Windsor which donates cardboard boxes for packing the food, and the Newburgh Home Depot which donates a truck and the services of its personnel to pick up and deliver the food to the food pantry. Sixth grade students from the classes of Kim Saffioti, Lance Myles, and Jo Ann Copertino assisted in counting and packing the food,” said the story. “Copertino’s class collected 1,140 food items to win the pizza party. Melissa Higgins’ class came in second with 860 items, Megan Kelly’s class third with 355 items, Saffioti’s class fourth with 260 items, and Nancy Guzman’s class fifth with 167 items.”

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