NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Passover began at sunset on Monday and it was a very happy one for more than one hundred needy families in the Greater Five Towns area on Long Island.

A group of students from the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere raised over $4,000 and packed supplies for Passover into 147 boxes. They rented a truck and donated the boxes to the Kol Ditzrich food pantry.

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Ellen Warshall, director of the pantry in Woodmere, said the donation was the largest the pantry has ever seen.

“We just had small donations. People bring bags in or they have food drives. Never this amount of boxes to this amount of families. It was amazing,” she told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera speaks with pantry director Ellen Warshall

Meals for Passover Seders can be expensive and many recipients of the good will walked away happy, thankful and very emotional.

“One family, she has nine kids. I gave her about 4 boxes and she was practically crying on the way out. She was so happy,” Warshall said.

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