A group of Michiana students came together Friday, to spread awareness of the growing problems of hunger and poverty in the community.
The teens are charged with created fun and innovative ways to plan and create student-sponsored food drives. They kicked-off their initiative with a Poverty Awareness Breakfast, pledging to encourage their peers to join the first Student Hunger Drive of Northern Indiana.
The drive will take place over six-weeks, a challenge to students and to the local community to help get food and groceries to needy families while also instilling a sense of volunteerism in youth from around the area.
Darris Triplett, a junior at Washington High School said, “If you were homeless, would you want someone to help you? Put them in a homeless person, or someone that needs help, or a family member's situation, of course they would want them to help them. It always works. They say, 'oh I understand their position, and I'll give to them what I would want them to give to me.”
Participants in the program will meet again for a kick-off party and talent competition this Monday, October 8th