On Friday, Oct. 2, the Charity Out of Love (COOL) Club will go to Richardson to help package food for kids in need through Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).
“[FMSC is] a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide,” junior COOL Club co-president Julia Thomas said. “FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to a network of partner organizations that distribute them to those in need. We will be helping FMSC staff package these meals.”
With COVID-19, the COOL Club has found ways to serve the community outside of school.
“Originally we wanted to do a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but because most of us are doing virtual school, we thought it would be harder for us to go to school and fundraise,” junior COOL Club co-president Salena Jacobs said. “We then thought that a better option would be to find a service project within our community. FMSC stood out because it was a safe option, and most of us were already familiar with the organization.”
While there, the club will still take all of the necessary safety precautions against COVID-19.
“To ensure that this project is done safely according to COVID protocols, we are requiring everyone to comply with FMSC’s rules, and keep your nose and mouth covered with a mask at all times,” Jacobs said.
The project will be a way to serve the community at a time when many are struggling.
“Feed My Starving Children is a great opportunity to get the club together,” junior COOL Club co-president Purnima Yalavarty said. “It is a way to eliminate malnutrition and starvation in children throughout the world. The organization has a great environment for big groups to get involved and help create change.”