Helping men, women, and children with meals for Thanksgiving was a mission the Squires Service club and some former alumni at Miami’s Christopher Columbus High School made happen this past Sunday at Saint John the Baptist Parish located near Miami Beach. Many boxes filled with food along with gift cards from Publix were delivered to those less fortunate. Spreading the joy of Thanksgiving through the generous meal and financial donations from the Columbus community made a positive impact to as many as 35 families this Thanksgiving holiday. Helping those in need by providing food is one of the many community service projects that Columbus students participate in.
Through volunteering, collecting food and dispersing gift cards, students and alumni from Columbus experience a fun and engaging way to help mankind. Food drives serve to strengthen communities and foster a sense of teamwork by creating an opportunity for Columbus students and alumni to work toward a common goal. “The risk of hunger is a very real and visible problem in Miami and all over the world,” Columbus student, Albert Rodriquez said. “It was a very powerful experience attending and participating in such a desperately need service project.”
While many people are planning lavish feasts in their homes this season, many in the Miami community are happy just to have cans of tuna and bread for their feast during the holidays. The Christopher Columbus Squires Club proved it is easy and fun to simply come together as a team to help their Miami neighbors who may be going through a tough time.
Giving others hope for the holidays by providing a box of food transpired into a lot of smiling faces at the Saint John the Baptist Parish this Thanksgiving season. The fact that 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger in the United States is a statistic that can’t help but decrease with food drives such as the one carried out by the Squires Club and alumni from Christopher Columbus High School.