We spent the first Wednesday of Elective Term volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul Center through the Blessings in a Backpack program. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. We completed our first service project with St. Vincent earlier this school year when we created motivational cards that went into the bags of food that went home with the students.

It’s been a couple of months since then and we’ve been looking forward to our next opportunity to volunteer with St. Vincent. For this Community Day, we took a stroll up to St. Vincent to fill bags with food and to meet some of the students who would receive the bags. We got to work as soon as we got there. Some of us worked on an assembly line packing the bags and some of us went down to the classrooms to play with the students. We are so grateful for this partnership and we can’t wait until we visit again next term.

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