What started as a little class community project turned into a big school project of love and generosity in just 24 hours! On Friday, students organized and sorted the abundance of food bags into categories from our specific food donation list. Then, they bagged and boxed the items and loaded them into Ms. Arai’s truck to the rim. The car was so full, parents and students came on Saturday to load up another pick up truck full of food. In addition, students made uplifting and joke filled placemats to bring a smile to those who will share meals together at a community relocation center. Students also took the time to write thank you cards to Canela Bistro for storing the food in their restaurant and for delivering the food and to Mercy Chefs for providing restaurant quality meals for victims, volunteers, and first responders in national and natural disasters.
So many of us wanted to do something to help those affected by the Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Fires. By contributing a box of pasta, a bag of onions, canned pie filling, etc, these items will be responsible for thousands of professionally prepared meals THIS WEEK. Also, the excess items that were not on the list were taken Friday morning directly to the Sonoma Fairgrounds where Cabrillo parents, Jettav and Aaron, from Assemble to Order Catering, delivered enough meals for about 200+ firefighters, nurses, and members of the National Guard.
Your act of kindness allowed your child to gain a sense of community involvement that is developmentally understandable for them right now and hopefully, they will continue to serve and give back in the future.
If you would like to volunteer to serve food with Mercy Chefs, you can sign up here. They have set up a mobile kitchen at a local church in Santa Rosa.
Good job Cabrillo!