‘As New Yorkers, it’s our obligation to look out for others’
By The Pill Employees
PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The social justice classes taught by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had been put into observe final week by St. Saviour Catholic Academy college students, who performed a meals drive to assist underprivileged individuals in Brooklyn.
Eight graders from the Park Slope academy’s Variety, Inclusion, and Social Justice Committee hung out on Jan. 11 filling a van with 25 crates and huge luggage filled with non-perishable meals objects to be donated to native meals pantries.
The meals objects had been collected and donated by college students from all grades within the college and included canned items, dried pasta and rice, dried fruit, crackers, granola bars and peanut butter.
As soon as loaded onto the truck, the objects had been delivered to: St. John The Baptist Meals Financial institution (Bedford Stuyvesant/Williamsburg); The Meals Distribution Heart at Our Woman of Refuge Roman Catholic Church (Flatbush); Our Woman of Mercy Meals Financial institution (Brownsville); and Meals First, Inc. (Carroll Gardens/Pink Hook).
“Our college has all the time run meals drives and donated domestically in Park Slope. This yr, the academy’s Committee on Variety, Inclusion, and Social Justice selected to donate to pantries reflective of the zip codes from which our college students come from,” stated Principal Sophia Sgro.
“As we method the celebration of the lifetime of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — now a Day of Service for a lot of in tribute to his life — this meals pantry assortment drive is a becoming instance of what Dr. King needed to see occurring in our world,” stated John Quaglione, deputy press secretary for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
College students who took half within the effort stated they perceive the significance of serving to individuals in want.
“As New Yorkers, it’s our obligation to look out for others who would not have as a lot and begin issues like meals drives. This manner we will guarantee that people who find themselves struggling are capable of put meals on their tables,” stated eighth-grader Ines McCoy.
Miles Butler, one other eighth grade scholar, stated the meals donations will have an effect.
“This meals pantry assortment was essential as a result of individuals ought to have the ability to overlook a few of their worries and get to chill out as a result of they’ve been helped to place meals on their desk,” he stated.