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Students work after school to bag ingredients for soup.

   Helping the Homeless hosted an U.S Hunger Event where club members packaged 10,000 meals for those in need.

    Food is bought by the club at retail price, but students package it themselves. “There’s this thing called U.S. Hunger. We buy the food and spend hours packaging it. We get things like beans, rice, seasoning, then we staple and put it in-  like an assembly line,” said Club Sponsor Jamie Tremaine. 

   After the meals are packaged, they are sent to a program called “Because We Care” for distribution.

  Tremaine is also sponsoring “Project Lunch Bag,” where she collects meals made by students to hand out in the community. “My students bring lunch bags in and in return they get points and hours while I deliver the lunch bags daily,” said Tremaine.

   The organization is also working with S.A.F.E coordinator Mindy Rosenthall stocking the “Cougar Closet” for individuals in need of certain supplies. “We’re currently working on a Cougar Closet for our homeless population or just students in need.. We have hygiene items such as, shampoo, conditioner, feminine products, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpastes, and more. We also have clothes, shoes, prom dresses, homecoming dresses, as well as a lot of canned food,” said Rosenthall.

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