Student body President Antonio Malkoun organized a recent community service trip to Gleaners Food Bank. Last year, Gleaners distributed 46 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. We alleviate hunger by providing the equivalent of more than 100,000 meals a day to people who otherwise cannot afford the food they need. Here’s what he had to say about it.
Our first student-organized trip to Gleaners was a success. Sixteen students elected to use one of their summer Mondays to help the community. Our group carpooled down to Gleaners of Detroit, and spent two hours packing canned and dry food that would be sent to those in need around Wayne County. When they were done, we had packaged up 3,600 pounds of food.
Along with the obvious benefit to those in need, our students benefited from a heightened sense of camaraderie, especially with our chaperone, a new addition to the faculty at Liggett, Mr. Bronk.
Our next trip is on Tuesday, August 6. We hope to have an even bigger group representing Liggett in our community! Thanks to those who participated, I look forward to working with you again!
By Antonio Malkoun