Vancouver, WA — Forty members of the Camas Magnet Program teamed up with more than 100 students from other high schools Tuesday night at the Clark County Food Bank to unload, sort, and repackage food boxes for individual family deliveries.
The annual “Night of Service” event is part of the Camas Magnet Program’s continued effort to serve others in the community.
”One of the things we’re trying to do is instill in the Magnet kids an ethic for service,” said program adviser, and Camas High School teacher, Sam Greene. “And, it’s a great way to give back to the community, and also for us to build community doing this together as a program. That’s what we’re doing — we’re not just about math, science, and technology. We’re trying to give a sense of giving back to the community.”
The youth spent about 90 minutes unloading food from pallets, and sorting them into smaller boxes for delivery to agencies so they can deliver them to individual families throughout the area.
Camas Magnet student, Ashley Miles, said they also package other essentials like toothpaste, beauty products and other liquid products.
The Magnet kids perform other service projects throughout the year, said team member, Kenny Wright.
“This is just one of many things we do all year along,” Wright said.
About the Clark County Food Bank
The Clark County Food Bank works with a network of 40 partner agencies to distribute food and other essential supplies. Last year, they assisted 112,553 people across Clark County. For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide up to four meals to hungry children, seniors, adults, and families in Clark County. Last year, the organization received a total of 27,137 volunteer hours.
To learn more, visit www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org