Posted by: Ashley, Breanna, and Addie on Jun 3, 2013
What issue did your Take Action project address?
Some people can't afford food, so they have to go to the Soup Kitchen which is run by donations. We made collected cans of soup and supplies and delivered them to the Soup Kitchen in New London (The New London Community Meal Center).
We also made GORP and cookies and brownies and brought them to the Soup Kitchen to hand them out to the people while they were waiting for their dinner.
What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
The idea to help out at the Soup Kitchen came from Ashley's Grandmother Joan. Her friend Judy Mann works there. Addie's mother and Ashley's grandmother went with us. Brianna's mom took the donation box to the Fleet Reserve and to the New Asian Market to collect soup. Ashley's mom took a donation box to her work at Monsanto and everyone donated cans and supplies and also money. Addie put a basket at the Noank Community Market.
What were the results? How did it affect the community?
The people we gave treats to were very happy, they had big smiles on their faces. And because of the food donations, people who needed it had more food to eat. It impacted the community because people are maybe more aware of the Food Bank and that they need things.
What did you learn from the experience?
We discovered that anybody can help no matter who they are. We learned it's always nice to help somebody in need. We connected with many people to help local hungry people.