Farrell Lacrosse Teammates Lend a Helping Hand

Written on 04/12/2020
The Lion Staff

Lions Help Deliver Food & Supplies to Those in Need

We are very proud of Monsignor Farrell varsity lacrosse teammates Andrew DiCostanzo, Mel Maurice, Nick Mule, and Anthony Polio, who traded one pair of gloves for another and used their 6-foot lacrosse defensive sticks to adhere to social distancing guidelines as they, along with friend and Holy Name President Matthew Bilotto, responded to a call to help people in need.

After learning from Andrew’s mom that the organization ACT, a program that serves older adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia, was unable to pick up cartons of much-needed food for their clients, donated by Fresh Direct, the men responded.

The caravan of cars departed from the DiCostanzo house, after receiving a briefing on safety protocols for handling the boxes and a check of their protective equipment by nurse and Farrell mom Eileen Maurice, and headed to Community Health Action of Staten Island where the boxes were being held. They picked up 27 cartons of food and several cases of water and delivered them to the extremely grateful organization who told them that without their help many isolated seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease or memory loss issues would have gone hungry.

The Farrell men, along with other members of the lacrosse team, are now on standby and ready to help with the next food emergency and offered their services to the Staten Island Hunger Task Force. Andrew is already scheduled to deliver Meals on Wheels next.