In the News: Summer of Service

Why do kids need to serve?

Why do kids need service? 

Ever wonder what difference a kid can make anyway?

I recently came across an article from a Kansas newspaper about a "Summer of Service" for teens. Teens in the programs volunteer regularly with the food bank and other local charities. The results are positive for all involved. I especially loved one teen's remarks on the program, 

“'I have a lot of free time in the summer to help the community,' she explained. Volunteering for the mobile food pantry made a big impression on her, she said. 'People were almost crying with enthusiasm over getting apples,' she shared. 'A lot of families can’t afford a bag of apples. A lot of us take apples for granted!'"

Be sure to read other teens' comments at the original link.

Want to help out with our food bank? Sign up for the LHC food bank event here.