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CHS Students Help Rotary Feed Hungry

May 5, 2019

CHELMSFORD -- What do high school students do after school is dismissed on a half-day?

About 100 Chelmsford High School students recently volunteered to work with members of the Chelmsford Rotary Club to package 12,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.

Students and Rotary members helped unload a delivery truck and set up the small gym at CHS in an assembly-line fashion. First, four ingredients were funneled into each package. Then, the bags were heat-sealed and labeled. Finally, they were boxed and loaded onto the truck.

The meals were shipped to places throughout the world where people are on the verge of starvation.

Stina Kaverud of the CHS English Department played a key role in recruiting the students to volunteer, while members of the Rotary Club not only funded the event, but joined in the packaging of the meals.

Bob Waskiewicz, of the Rotary Club, organizer of the event, expressed a thought felt by most involved: “There is a lot of satisfaction in knowing that we are actually saving lives.”