Cooking brings volunteer opportunities to DHS students

By Kelly Goss
HUB Correspondent

Sophomore Garret Hosley needs to fufill his service requirement for Avid.

Junior Maxine Chui volunteers 20 hours per semester for National Honor Society and CSF.

Sophomore Nikki Kong works to complete her goal of 20 more hours of community service by the end of the semester.

At 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, the kitchen of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is bustling with DHS volunteers, working to complete service hours for the end of the semester.

Every Saturday for 20 years, Davis Community Meals has provided a free meal to the low-income and homeless individuals and families of Davis.

DCM cook since 1993, Mary Philip, said it also “gives students and volunteers an opportunity to serve the community. They are able to feed those whose need a hearty meal.”

Sophomore Lauren Boulanger participates in community meals once every 3 weeks for National Honor Society.

“I like being able to work with other kids my age,” Boulanger said. “It’s really rewarding.”

Junior La Christian Harris prepares potatoes Apr. 24 for the day’s meal of chicken curry, mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables and fruit salad. However, Key Club member Harris, already has her service hours for the year.

“It’s fun and it’s something to look forward to every week,” Harris said. “It’s not about the hours.”

According to Philip, community meals recieves 20 volunteers on average every Saturday to help with cooking, preparing the dining room, talking with guests and clean up. Cooking starts at 9 a.m., serving takes place from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and then clean up until 1 p.m.

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