FASNY observed the quintessential American holiday with two time-honored traditions: the PTA-sponsored meal for the school community and the annual luncheon for the underserved in our region, now in its 10th year.
On November 20, the parents association prepared a delicious meal with all the trimmings for the students, faculty, and staff of all three of the school's campuses. In keeping with FASNY's mission and values, this year’s feast was the "greenest" yet: all of the plates, napkins, cutlery, cups, and tablecloths used were composted; every bottle and aluminum serving-tray was recycled; and any leftover food was donated to a local charity.
The FASNY PTA would like to thank all who helped make the event the wonderful celebration that it was, in particular Yuval Tresser and his La Bonne Cuisine team; the FASNY staff; and all the parents who served as volunteers, especially the event organizers: Domitille Lemoine (Middle and High Schools) and Virginie Berg (Lower School and Preschool).
On Thanksgiving Day itself, students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni paid it forward by hosting the 10th annual luncheon at the Village campus for those in need in the area. Elderly citizens, homeless individuals, day laborers, and women and children who are clients of My Sisters' Place, a Westchester-based organization working to end domestic violence and human trafficking, were among the attendees.
"We had a full house," noted FASNY's community service coordinator, Anita Giordano. "At least 175 people came through our doors and enjoyed a sit-down lunch, and we gave away a total of 250 meals. It never ceases to amaze me how this lunch touches the lives of so many people from our neighborhood. For some, it's become a tradition, and they come back every year."