A group of students are helping to feed the city’s homeless, and have learned just how prevalent hunger in New York can be, says the Daily News.
The 10 students from the all-girls Catholic school are part of the Brown Baggers Outreach Program, which meets once a month in a church basement to pack sandwiches, fruit and juice to deliver to homeless New Yorkers living in Tompkins Square and Union Square parks, says the article.
“It makes me think about other people’s situation and the things that I have and they don’t,” Sarah Shenhan, a 14-year-old student from Park Slope told the News.
Christina Bove, development director for Saint Saviour told the paper: “This gives [the students] a sense of self-awareness.”
The Coalition For The Homeless, a homeless advocacy organization, reports that there are currently over 41,000 homeless New Yorkers that sleep in municipal shelters each night.