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January 2016 - Students Volunteer in the Community
Posted 1/1/16

2016 student council volunteers create food boxes for distribution

On a typical Saturday morning, you will find most teenagers catching up on their sleep. Our Nightwolves, however, were up bright and early on January 24th in order to give back to CNM’s students and community. The CCHS Student Council, CCHS students and supporters, along with three CCHS teachers (and one teacher’s husband!), gathered from 7:30-10:30 to help organize and distribute food boxes that were provided by the Roadrunner Food Bank. While the morning was a cold one, we quickly warmed up with some coffee, laughter, and good cheer. As the Roadrunner food truck drove up to the site, one group of students quickly began setting up the food stations. Another group, without any provocation, began opening packages and grouping produce into individual bags. Yet another group of students started to break down boxes for later recycling.

After the day was up, we all gathered together to talk. “It’s a good feeling,” one student remarked, “to actually help people out who really need it.” One teacher reminded us that food insecurity touches all of us whether it be family, friends, or our own students. “It is so cool that CNM offers this program for its students,” claimed another student. Even the volunteers were given the option of bringing home some food, which was a beneficial for us all. In the end, if the day had to be summed up by one sentiment, it would be this: “If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, food on the table, and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think.”

Group photo of staff and student volunteers