Monday, May 5, 2008

CCV Students Take Part in a Weekend Service Trip

On Thursday, April 17th four CCV students representing the Burlington and Rutland sites teamed up with a small group from Johnson State College for a weekend service trip to Hartford, Connecticut. Students spent time serving three non-profit organizations: House of Bread, Hartford Rescue Mission, and the Food Share.

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After settling into the Mark Twain Hostel on Thursday night, students woke up early Friday morning ready to serve at the House of Bread, a soup kitchen in north Hartford. While there, students had a chance to help prepare and serve food, give part of the kitchen a new paint job, and participate in yard work outside. Students continued their service work Friday afternoon by preparing and serving dinner at the Hartford Rescue Mission, an organization dedicated to providing meals for the “homeless and needy of Central Connecticut.” Saturday found students at the local Food Share sorting through boxes of vegetables and bagging peppers, onions and potatoes
to be sent to other nonprofits dedicated to feeding people in need.

The group returned to Vermont on Sunday, April 20th after a successful weekend of service. Students representing Burlington included Neal Moser, Olivia Smith-Hammond and Kelsi Powers. Ana MacDuff represented the Rutland CCV Site.

Please visit the following links for more information on the sites served by students:

http://www.hobread.org/soup1.shtml
http://hartfordrescuemission.homestead.com/
http://community.foodshare.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=191&srcid=247


1 comment:

  1. Thank you from all of us at Foodshare for your time and efforts to help address the hunger problem here in the Hartford area. In addition to visiting our website at www.foodshare.org, I encourage you to learn about hunger in Vermont and what is happening there by visiting the Vermont Food Bank's website at www.vtfoodbank.org.

    Gloria J. McAdam
    President and CEO
    Foodshare

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