Athlos Students Volunteer Time to Fight Hunger

On Wednesday, Nov. 16 students from Athlos Leadership Academy in Brownsville, TX volunteered to help feed those in need during the holiday season.

The school’s Character Ambassadors, a group of high school students with a goal of making a difference within the school and community while displaying Athlos Performance Character traits, participated in the annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing.

According to the H-E-B Feast of Sharing’s website, “the Feast of Sharing is the culmination of a year round commitment H-E-B makes to fighting hunger.”

During the event, volunteers and community members served up 3,000 pounds of sliced turkey, 2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing, 750 pumpkin pies, 380 gallons of mashed potatoes, 140 gallons of turkey gravy, and 95 gallons of cranberry sauce.

The Character Ambassadors were given the opportunity to set up, serve, and clean up for the people who attended. They were assigned to the room where the elderly and special need individuals were seated.

“These high school students had an experience they will never forget,” said Imelda C. Garcia, character coach at Athlos Leadership Academy. “I enjoyed witnessing how our students showed compassion, humility, and many of our other traits.”

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