About 25 students from Metropolitan Community College took learning out of the classroom and into a volunteering opportunity that will mean a brighter holiday for a local families. The students, who are part of history instructor Crystal Moore’s class, headed out to Harvesters, one of the area’s most well-known food banks, to make a difference.
Their volunteer effort was part of Harvesters ongoing “Pack to Give Back” event, which is running during November and December. On Nov. 17, Moore said, “The students packed nearly 350 boxes full of food and supplies for seniors who are on a limited income and need help surviving the holiday season.” The hands on activity helped the group learn more about the issue of hunger. “For all of the students except for one, this was their first trip out to Harvesters to volunteer,” added Moore.
MCC’s mission of serving communities thrives during the holiday season and drives the spirit of volunteerism into the new year with its annual MLK Day of Service in January. Stay tuned for more on that event, which happens on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.