By: Mary Kerr/Social Media Director
The Blue Ridge Leo Club distributed Thanksgiving Day care packages at the Saint John Evangelist Church in Susquehanna, PA, on Tuesday, November 13.
Care packages contained one turkey, biscuit mix, vegetables, cranberry sauce, instant potatoes, and a dessert.
In the past, Leo Club put care packages together and other groups distributed them. This year, the club’s role was solely distribution. The process of distribution consisted of a drive through system, where the recipients stayed in their cars while the members collected their information slip, and loaded their package into their car. The information slip was used for identification and indication of the size of the package for each specific recipient.
Shown above are the components of the packages distributed. Photo by: Mary Kerr
“We collected goods during school. We had a competition between period one classes, and students were assigned food items based on their graduation year,” says Leo Club President, Isabelle Morris.
Students started helping around 9:00 am, and finished around 1:30 pm. Students had a lunch break and enjoyed pizza, chips and refreshments.
A range of different grade levels attended the trip, including seniors, sophomores, and some middle school Leo Club members.
Senior Leo Club member, Brock Gumaer, says, “It was really nice for everyone to go over and help people give food to the less fortunate. I think everyone had fun and felt good about what they were doing.”
Students are shown conversing with other helping members and spending their time working. Photos by: Mary Kerr
Leo Club advisor, Mrs. Latting, joined the students to help. Latting says, “Over 3,000 items were collected district wide which helped serve over 700 Susquehanna county families for Thanksgiving dinner.”
At the end of the day, the Leo Club was awarded by Trehab for “assisting with Rehab/WNEP’s 34th Annual 2018 Feed-A-Friend Thanksgiving Food Drive.” The Leo Club was honored by receiving a Certificate of Appreciation in name of the Blue Ridge School District.