Proud to be a Hound on Heritage Day

For this year’s Heritage Day, I volunteered with Feed The Children in Bethlehem.

Feed The Children was founded in 1979 with the mission to end childhood hunger by sending food and other essential products to those who cannot afford them.

Among those essentials are tissues, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant.  

According to Feed the Children, one in five children faces hunger in America, and one of every four children around the world suffers from malnutrition, which can also stunt their growth.

These harrowing facts, among others, have driven Feed The Children to do everything in its  power to fight childhood hunger.

My group’s job was to package as many boxes for the organization as possible.

We formed an assembly line with some of the people who were responsible for forming the boxes, and then filled them with food and other products. We packaged about 400 boxes in our two hours there.

The fact that everyone worked as a team to help out the community felt truly rewarding.

Until Heritage Day, I did not realize the impact that Moravian College has on the community. I think that as a school we owe so much to those who provide us with the resources we need to succeed.

Heritage Day opened my eyes to the importance of volunteering and giving back, and through this experience I met new friends and staff members. I feel so fortunate to be able to call Moravian my home.

Heritage Day makes Moravian that much more special. I find it amazing that everybody is so passionate about service, since not many other schools are able to dedicate a whole day to it.

After I heard all we accomplished as a group, I felt proud to be a Hound.