Storefront Academy Harlem 7th graders practice concern for others by volunteering with the New York Common Pantry.
Service learning is an important component of Storefront Academy's curriculum. Each month, Storefront Academy students celebrate a core value. January saw seventh graders practice more than one of these values while helping to reduce hunger through community service. The New York Common Pantry seeks to eliminate food insecurity through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages. A group of seven students spent the day bagging produce and placing food orders for needy families, and fulfilling individual family orders.
Our students worked with other agencies and volunteers, such as Charity Buzz and The Sugar Hill Mission Church, and enjoyed their experience so much that two more groups of seventh graders will be supporting the pantry again on February 20 and March 6.