Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by Joshua Ross with contributions from HHS Boys Soccer Boosters
The Hingham High School Boys Soccer team is winning on and off the field this season.
On October 24 and 25th the team sponsored a 2 mile fundraising run to benefit the Hingham Food Pantry and Interfaith Social Services. Collectively, the sixty-six boys playing across the three teams- freshmen, JV and Varsity- raised $5215 through GoFundMe and individual contributions. Ninety eight members of the extended Hingham Community donated. Each organization received a $2,610 donation. The funds will be used to purchase food, cleaning products and other household necessities for families served by these two community organizations. The monies raised will go a long way, as both the Hingham Food Pantry and ISS are able to purchase up to $4 worth of food for every $1 through their relationship with the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Seniors Will Fetsko and Trent Hesselman, HHS Varsity Captains, suggested the focus on our community's food banks because many South Shore families are struggling due to Covid-19 and its impact on the economy. The boys learned from ISS that right now 1 in 8 people in Eastern Massachusetts is food insecure and that 1 in 6 children are now living in food insecure households. They are so grateful for the Hingham community's support of their efforts.
In a letter thanking the boys for their generous efforts and contributions, Rick Doane, the Executive Director of the Interfaith Social Services explains how the organization is spending almost $1,000 more per month on food this year.
"Your contribution will allow us to maintain this additional expense for the next couple of months." Doane said.