(Photos by Kallyn Hennessy/Media)
While many US students may have enjoyed last Friday evening outdoors enjoying the atypical November 4th weather, 45 US students spent the “Night In” on campus. Service Board’s annual event following the Kids 4 Kids Food Drive brought CA community members including alumna Cydney P. together to sort over 200 boxes and bags of food items.
During the 4-hour event, volunteers also convened to hear from guest speaker Jim Hamberg, NNEMAP Food Pantry’s Director of Operations. Mr. Hamberg shared spoke about the improvements NNEMAP implemented like installing temperature-controlled lockers,so working clients could retrieve food after hours.
Special thanks to Grade 6 who facilitated the Night In by moving all LS, MS, and US donations to the Barton Room, opening boxes, and pre-screening for unexpired goods during their Service Day.
If the unusually warm weather thwarted your Night In participation this year, consider joining the K-4-K delivery on Saturday, November 19.
“Due to the incredible amount of volunteers and help from the 6th graders, the event [Night In] was incredibly successful and efficient! The positive energy was felt from everybody, and it was a great environment to be in!” – Emily M.