Earlier this month, seniors and their fifth-grade buddies volunteered at Children’s Hunger Fund, where they sorted and packed food into Food Pak boxes. As part of the community service challenge issued earlier in the year, students collected a little over 60 Food Paks at ESD.
By the numbers, their trip produced:
- 252 Crates – Hygiene Sorting
- 900 Bags – Rolled Toilet Paper into bags for Cornerstone Baptist Church
- 163 Boxes – Sorted Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
- 46 Pallets – Prepped items for the Mercy Network Distribution
Many seniors enjoyed spending more time with their buddies. "I really enjoyed getting to work with our 5th-grade buddies on this project because of their enthusiasm and effort which inspired us to work harder too," Claire Koonsman '19 said.
"My buddy and I spent most of the time making boxes," Hank Parsons '19 said. "I find it enjoyable to serve at the CHF because of how much I know I am helping other people by working there."
Others think of this day of service as a great part of ESD's buddy program. "Community service with our buddies is such a great way to spend time with our buddies as well as helping the community. It is a great tradition," Garrett Johnson '19 said.
Great work, Eagles! We look forward to continuing our work with Children’s Hunger Fund in the future.