KHS Humanitarians Organize Summer Food Program

For the second summer, the Kennett High School Humanitarian Club volunteered at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center to assist students. The club also sponsored a program at the high school.

The Humanitarian Club delivered snacks to students participating in summer school in grades one through five at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, Monday through Thursday, July 11 through August 11. Members of the club volunteered time in the morning hours to organize and deliver food to students in their classrooms. They provided snacks to 266 children every day, with an additional snack to take home for the weekend.

Humanitarian Students

(left to right): Molly Adelman, Ben Skross, and Olivia Pagliaro

Humanitarian Club members Molly Adelman, Olivia Pagliaro, and Ben Skross chaired this summer’s program at the Kindergarten Center. They were assisted by six student volunteers from KHS and another two from Unionville High School’s National Honor Society Chapter.

“For years to come, I’m certain I’ll be thinking about the impact of being able to see the smiling faces of the kindergarteners every day,” said Chairman Molly Adelman.

Ms. Lisa Teixeira, KHS librarian and Humanitarian Club adviser, supervised the program at the high school. Kennett High School’s library media center was available to forty summer school students who could come to the library to read, check out a book, use the computers, and eat a snack. The Kennett High School football team also volunteered their time to unload and unpack food deliveries, and students in Mr. Rob Wagner’s summer school class packed snack bags every Thursday, truly making the summer program a group effort.

Ms. Teixeira noted, “The Kennett community is extremely supportive of our school district. The Kennett Area Community Service, sponsor of the Kennett Food Cupboard, helped secure the food using grant money to purchase the snacks that our students enjoyed. We are very grateful for their participation in our program.”