By Hannah Kimberley, Humanities
Last Saturday, a group of our students met me in Gloucester to help in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which reaches into the heart of the community to collect local food for local people in Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, and Ipswich. Cara Buchanan ’21, Rachel Dalai ’20, Adriana Kotler ’21, Alex Lang ’21, Abby Mastrocola ’21, and Madeleine Mogavero ’21 spent the afternoon emptying truckloads of packed grocery bags and sorting box after box after box of canned and dry goods. The food came at the perfect time to feed hungry children through the summer when school is not in session.
I was pleased with the girls’ enthusiasm for the job. Indeed, both the Mayor of Gloucester and the Executive Director of The Open Door commented on how impressed they were by the girls’ work ethic. The end of the school year is an especially active time for us all. I’m sure these students didn’t necessarily have the time to volunteer, but they had the heart, and that’s what makes them so great.