VIEW GALLERY: Salem Prep Students Lend a Hand at The Salem Pantry
The Salem Pantry donates 46,000 pounds of food per week and 230,000 pounds per month to area families in need, said its Warehouse Manager Fred Norton.
Ten student volunteers and several educators from Salem Prep High School did their part on Wednesday afternoon at the Pantry’s warehouse, preparing a week’s worth of bagged groceries to be delivered to some 60 members of the Salem community.
Additionally, Salem Prep students built pallets of food to be transported to different hubs throughout the greater Salem area.
The Salem Prep students’ involvement Wednesday is a significant part of its mission, said Yamily Byas, Student Support Specialist at SPHS.
“The purpose of our community service/volunteer work program at Salem Prep is to communicate to our students that a well-rounded education is more than achievement in the core curriculum,” she noted. “It is an opportunity that involves various agencies providing opportunities for our students, their peers families and our staff to become participants in helping meet the needs of many people and the community. Our students will be able to meet and deal with people of all ages, all capabilities and of all interests who will teach them and enrich their lives.”