Shipley Middle School Students Featured in SHARE Newsletter Volunteer Spotlight
This article originally appeared in the SHARE January 2016 newsletter and was reprinted with permission.
Twenty-two middle school students from the Shipley School, located in Bryn Mawr, have been visiting Share regularly since the start of the current school year. This high-energy group has developed a quick assembly- line technique, mastering the art of box making and box filling. Share relies on volunteers to assemble and pack the boxes that it distributes by the thousands each month. These containers hold food for low-income seniors, and our healthy and affordable Food Package Program.
With a radio tuned to their favorite station, and under the guidance of faculty volunteers, these 6th, 7th, and 8th-graders are contributing time and services in support of Share’s critical mission.
They’ll be returning once each month for the balance of their term. Math teacher and sports coach Jay Jennings, who was among the faculty members accompanying the students, says “Fighting hunger is a full-time job...” In a city with a poverty rate that hovers at 25 percent of the population, the battle against hunger needs all the reinforcements it can muster.
A big shout out to the Shipley community–students, teachers, administrators, and parents – for your time and contributions toward food justice.
SHARE is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. SHARE promotes healthy living by providing affordable wholesome food to those willing to contribute through volunteerism. Learn more about SHARE on their website: www.sharefoodprogram.org.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.