On a cold, snowy Saturday and Sunday morning, November 21st and 22nd, a few brave souls met at Kroger on Merrifield Avenue to work for two hour intervals in hopes to take donations for the hungry in Ms. Barendreght’s second annual Stuff-a-Bus hosted by Mishawaka High School.
Jobs from this event ranged from holding signs (and making sure they didn’t blow away), passing out papers to the shoppers that educated them about the food drive, running the groceries back and forth, and trying not to freeze to death in the sub-forty temperatures. Singing could be heard on Saturday, as well.
Several organizations from the school sponsored times during this event, including GSA, Science Olympiad, Girl’s Basketball, and the football team showed up with players volunteering over the entire day.
Ms. Barendreght said that “this was the most successful year yet” and Carter Lane, a volunteer for the entire Saturday, says, “The MHS Stuff-A-Bus was a great time. Between all the volunteers, the groups, and the adult supervisors, the outcome was great. The amount of donations we got were incredible.” He continued on to talk about the kindness of all of those who donated, and how “this event shows that there are still great people in the world.”
This event is just one of the ways that the MHS food drive is helping local hungry families. To see how you can get involved, see Ms. Barendreght, Mrs. Brummett, or Mr. Ferro.