National Honor Society students prepare over 200 goodie bags for the Orange County Veteran’s Food Pantry

veterans bagsMinisink Valley National Honor Society (NHS) students have created over 200 bags of treats to donate to the Orange County Veteran’s Food Pantry this holiday season.

The bags were donated on behalf of the school’s NHS chapter and Minisink Valley veterans,  who were offered the donation but graciously requested that they be donated to the Orange County Veteran’s food pantry which serves a greater number of needy veterans.

veterans bagsEach bag was individually decorated with a patriotic decor and inside each bag contained  a holiday card that contained a letter thanking veterans for their service to the nation.

NHS President Riley Arns delivered the bags to the pantry, which is based in Goshen.

“I want to thank the Minisink Valley High School Honor Society for stepping up and helping out during this holiday season,” said Christian Farrell, Orange veterans bagsCounty Veterans Service Agency director.  “ In Orange County we have more than 200 veterans who are in need. Thank you for all you have done especially this time of year and for always remembering our veterans.”

The NHS reimagined what it could do to support area veterans because this year’s annual Veteran’s Day dinner couldn’t be held.

“Unfortunately, COVID caused us to have to cancel the annual event,” said adviser Dolores Lombardo.  “But, that didn’t stop the NHS from doing what they do best—being leaders and serving our community.”

For more photos, see the district’s Facebook page.