For the first time, Palmer Trinity School (PTS) juniors hosted a hunger project with the NGO Feeding Children Everywhere.
Palmetto Bay, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/08/2016 -- Feeding Children Everywhere is a not-for-profit organization that empowers and mobilizes people to assemble healthy meals for hungry children.
During the 2015-2016 school year the students raised $3,600 for this project. The class of 2017 packed 12,000 meals in one hour; each meal package costs 25 cents.
The event was held in the PTS Gym from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The students packed a well-balanced meal that consisted of dry vegetables, dry rice, lentils, and Himalayan salt.
The Junior Class President Tiago Rachelson, organized this project, because he was inspired from a food-packing event at the HOBY Leadership Conference, which he had participated in the prior year.
"One of my greater goals last year was to help my class and think outside of myself. I thought the hunger project would be a great project to give back to the community, I wanted to see if I can give back in some sort of way to the people of Haiti," Rachelson said.
About Palmer Trinity School
Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12.
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About Feeding Children Everywhere
Feeding Children Everywhere Is A Social Charity. We believe one person can make a difference but only with action– action that brings people together. Together, we are mobilized. Together, we are empowered. Together, we are providing healthy meals to hungry children and families around the world and right here at home. Together, we are Feeding Children Everywhere.