Photo: Long Island Pizza Strong/Town of Oyster Bay

Pizza Strong raises $102K for Farmingdale bus accident victims

Owners of Long Island pizzerias joined elected officials to present a $102,200 check last week to benefit families affected by the Farmingdale High School Marching Band bus tragedy.

Following the bus accident, Anthony Laurino, the owner of Phil’s Pizza in Syosset and Massapequa, whose son is a member of the Farmingdale High School Marching Band, teamed up with Alyssa Guidice of Dine-LI and Jim Serpico of Side Hustle Bread to launch Long Island Pizza Strong Day. With the participation of local pizzerias and generous business owners they raised the money through the fundraiser.

More than 100 pizzerias donated $5 for each pie sold on Pizza Strong Day to the families of those injured, as well as the families of beloved educators Gina Pellettiere and Beatrice Ferrari, and the Farmingdale High School Marching Band.

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