Bainbridge High School students contribute to Supper on Scott Street

Published 5:24 pm Friday, March 31, 2023

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This past Monday saw the local Salvation Army host this month’s Supper on Scott Street, the monthly community meal drive aimed at feeding those in need in the community. This month was slightly different than previous suppers, with students from Bainbridge High School pitching in, some contributing donations, and some coming to help prepare and serve the meals.

Pamella Bland, Healthcare Science teacher at BHS, spoke to the Post-Searchlight about the student’s involvement. According to her, multiple student clubs and groups, as well as BHS staff, contributed: these included FFA, SkillsUSA and construction classes, FBLA, JROTC, Anchor Club, Key Club and Mr. Tommie Harper, BHS Softball and golf teams, as well as Principal Merritt. Originally, this had begun as just a food drive by HOSA Future Health Professionals. “We enlisted other BHS organizations to help when we realized this was bigger than we were,”  Bland said.

It soon expanded beyond just a food drive, with some students ultimately volunteering to help prepare and serve the meals. “This is the first time we have participated in this manner,” Bland continued, “from raising the needed food items to cooking and delivering a final product.”

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Bland stated that the Salvation Army was thankful for the student’s assistance, while for their part, the students enjoyed being able to help. “The students enjoyed seeing the process work,” she said, “From gathering donations to actually providing the service of serving those in need in our community!”

“Bainbridge High School has a goal of promoting success not only for our students but for our community,” Bland concluded. “We are eager and happy to serve our community and hope our students see the value in their efforts to always help others and promote community success.”