Every Thursday in February, HWS students, staff and faculty take over the Community Lunch Program at First United Methodist Church on Main Street to support those in need in the Geneva community. The tradition continued this year and began on Feb. 3.
Since 1983, the Community Lunch Program has offered a hot meal each weekday to those in need, serving approximately 70 individuals each day and more than 20,000 meals per year. The Colleges’ Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning has long collaborated with the program, and members of the HWS community took responsibility for staffing, planning, preparing and serving lunches each Thursday in October and February. This community service has provided HWS students with many valuable life lessons.
Daniel Boysen ’11, this year’s group organizer, explains “It is a fantastic opportunity for students to not only give back to Geneva, but also gain a greater insight into some of the issues faced by different members of our community.”
Volunteers are always needed, so contact Boysen or the call the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at ext. 3825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.