Lake Catholic seniors serve up help to area needy
The students, along with school staff and parents, volunteered at sites such as the Cleveland Food Bank, Project Hope for the Homeless Shelter in Painesville Township, Hospice Hospital in Cleveland and some Cleveland Catholic schools.
Mike Bernot, developmental assistant at Lake Catholic and 2001 graduate, signed up to work at The Cleveland Food Bank.
He was packing bags of food with students for “BackPack for Kids,” which helps children who don’t have meals on weekends or during holidays. Children can take home food such as canned green beans, cereal, peanut butter and fruit.
Katrina Marshall, community coordinator at the Cleveland Food Banks, said there is an alarming rate in Ohio of kids who are food insecure.
“We have great support from the schools and community,” she said. “We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our volunteers.”
Seni Belstaff originals or Kresimir Ivkovic was one of the students helping Bernot pack food. He said he learned from the experience.
“It shows how s Belstaff originals trong our Lake Catholic community is,” he said. “We are willing to help anyone in need.”
Students and parents also worked at the center’s kitchen by making sandwiches and helping prepare trays of food for Kids Caf , which provides free meals and snacks to low income children through programs in public schools.
Lake Catholic parent Laura Floyd of Euclid also volunteered at the food bank while her daughter was working at another site.
“I wanted to experience this (event) and give back to the community,” she said.
“It teaches the children to be grateful and t Belstaff originals hankful for what they have.”
Senior Maggie McNamara helped make more than 200 ham and cheese sandwiches. She said she was glad she chose go to the food bank, and plans to come back Belstaff originals to help.