Menchville L2F Leaders Visit Peninsula Food-Bank

L2F student volunteers after finishing 400 "backpack" food bags.

Kylee Baines, Staff Writer

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a  group of student volunteers accompanied by L2F coordinators Pete Mercier and Allison Nuckols, made an afternoon trip down to the Peninsula food bank to learn more about the organization and help out.

 

(From left to right) Pete Mercier, Allison Nuckols, Aianna Jones, Claire Beutner, Kenya Buckhanon, Sophia Ramirez, Gillian Niesel, Alexia Parker, Izzy Buckhanon, Kylee Baines. Kylee Baines
Menchville students volunteered at the Peninsula Food Bank to learn more about how the organization benefits families on the Peninsula. (From left to right) Pete Mercier, Allison Nuckols, Aianna Jones, Claire Beutner, Kenya Buckhanon, Sophia Ramirez, Gillian Niesel, Alexia Parker, Izzy Buckhanon,

Group receiving information about the culinary program at the Food-Bank.
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The group receives information about the culinary program at the Food-Bank.
Leo Smith, News Channel 13 anchor urges citizens to help with the growing problem of hunger.
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Leo Smith, News Channel 13 anchor urges citizens to help with the growing problem of hunger.
Foodbank manager discussing the groups next task. (From left to right) Alexia Parker, Claire Beutner, Pete Mercier, Sophia Ramirez, Allison Nuckols.
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Maria Quigley, Food Bank volunteer coordinator, discusses the groups next task. (From left to right) Alexia Parker, Claire Beutner, Pete Mercier, Sophia Ramirez, Allison Nuckols.
Menchvilles L2F volunteers hard at work bagging mixed greens.
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Menchvilles L2F volunteers hard at work bagging mixed greens.
Having finished 400 bags of mixed greens and lettuce combined, students take a moment to listen to tour guide Tyler discuss the FoodBanks future events.
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After combining mixed greens and lettuce into 400 bags,  students take a moment to listen to tour guide Tyler discuss the FoodBanks future events.

Students participating in the "backpack" program.

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Menchville students fill bags for  the “backpack” program, which provides food security for local kids on the weekends and over the holidays.

Alexia parker, Izzy Buckhanon, Allison Nuckols, and Kenya Buckhanon hard at work bagging food.

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Alexia Parker, Izzy Buckhanon, Allison Nuckols, and Kenya Buckhanon hard at work bagging food.

L2F student volunteers after finishing 400 "backpack" food bags.
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L2F student volunteers after finishing 400 “backpack” food bags.
300 out of the 400 food "backpacks" students bagged.
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300 out of the 400 food “backpacks” students bagged.