East Culinary Students Make Thanksgiving Meals for Families in Need

2016 Thanksgiving Drive at East

As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual statewide Thanksgiving drive, Wegmans donated meals that were prepared by culinary students at East Upper & Lower Schools and then delivered throughout the community by the Irondequoit Kiwanis Club. The meals, which included turkey and all the trimmings, rolls, and pies, fed 1,200 people in the Greater Rochester Area.
Among the special guests who joined the culinary students at East to prepare and assemble the plates for delivery on Thanksgiving were: New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul; Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle; and Vincent Esposito, regional director, Empire State Development Finger Lakes Regional Office. The East students were also joined by students from the Leadership Academy for Young Men and the Aquinas Institute.
View photos HERE or visit: https://warner.smugmug.com/East-High-School/Thanksgiving-2016/n-gPgcHN/
Local news coverage of the 2016 Thanksgiving drive includes:
WXXI News, East High Culinary Students Making Meals for Those in Need — http://wxxinews.org/post/east-high-culinary-students-making-meals-those-need
13WHAM-TV, East High Culinary Students Prepare Thanksgiving Meals for 1,200 People 
WROC-TV, East High School Students Prepare Turkey Dinners for Families in Need 
Time Warner Cable News, Kiwanis Club Teams Up with East High School to Give Back to Community on Thanksgiving — http://www.twcnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2016/11/23/kiwanis-club-east-high-school-thanksgiving.html
About the University of Rochester/East EPO Partnership
The University of Rochester, as the Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) for East High School, has assumed full management responsibilities for East, effective July 2015. The new East (http://www.rcsdk12.org/east) consists of a Lower School (grades 6-8) and an Upper School (grades 9-12), and aims to prepare all students for a successful transition into adulthood. A comprehensive community school with a robust set of services to support its diverse students, East offers a strong academic and career preparation program, including a daily advisory program and a full complement of athletic and extra-curricular activities that support and engage students.

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