Southmoreland High School students volunteered recently at a local food bank, handing out food to people who are less fortunate.
Eve Brein, freshman, and Caileigh Johnston, sophomore were some of the volunteers.
“I volunteered because I know what it’s like to struggle,” Johnston said. “I wanted to help those who were struggling.”
As much as volunteering at the food bank helps those who come to receive food, it helps those who volunteer, Brein said.
“I learned that you should always help when you can,” Brein said.
“Students see a different perspective of how people live,” Johnston added.
Mrs. Jenna Hixson has advertised for the food bank to get volunteers multiple times this year.
“I think every once in a while we need to be reminded that life can be changed quickly,” Mrs. Hixson said. “At different stages of life we might find ourselves on different sides of the food bank line. I know that I have. In the words of Jesse Jackson, ‘Don’t look down on somebody unless you are helping them up.’”
Students who would like to volunteer to help at the food bank should contact Mrs. Hixson for details. The next collection is on May 14.