St. Thomas More Middle School students donate Thanksgiving meals to local families in need, Monday
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Sixth through eighth graders donated food items to Catholic Social Services, in Rapid City, Monday, for those who might otherwise go without a Thanksgiving meal.
“Some people are just coming out of homelessness and just received their first apartment or place they’re residing this week,” said Dominique Charlson, Prosperity Initiative Director. “It’s really important because a lot of the resources we’ve been using have been on basic necessities.”
Dominique works has several clients she was able to deliver the meals to – complete with turkey, potatoes, yams, pies, green beans and more.
The students saw how much food costs by shopping for the meals themselves. They also understood the impact they were having on the community.
“I think everyone should be with family and friends on Thanksgiving and celebrate together,” said Student Council President Megan Lee.
Ten families were able to receive meals from the donations of the St. Thomas More students led by student council and Carrie Wilson of Rapid City Catholic School System.