OLHMS Helps Feed the Need
Table 8 is all smiles at the Feed6 event
Recently Oak Lawn Hometown Middle hosted their 4th Annual Feed6 Meal Packaging event. More than 100 participants fought the cold weather to support our community. Participants included D123 students, staff, and alumni. District 109’s student council and the Oak Lawn Kiwanis were also in attendance to help pack meals for the less fortunate. Dr. Enderle, former superintendent Dr. Paz, and District 218’s principal and superintendent also participated.
“It was amazing to see students, community members, and people from all different backgrounds coming together and working side by side to help others,” said Heather McCarthy.
The fundraiser raised a total of $3,928.18 and during the two-hour Saturday event was able to package 14,000 meals. This week will begin the distribution process, Heather McCarthy and her team will be making deliveries to local food pantries, various shelters, and families in need. If anyone would like to volunteer for the distribution, they can contact McCarthy can get them supplies.
Feed6 currently organizes meal packaging events throughout the midwest in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. Volunteers come together to package nutritional meals of macaroni and cheese fortified with soy and vitamins – many multiples more nutritious than popular brands available in the supermarket. Each plastic package our volunteers lovingly create can feed 6 children. These meals are distributed locally through food banks to the the hungry here in our own communities.