Worthing HS volunteers to serve neighborhood with food drive, hot meals

Worthing High School once again is giving back to the community with its annual Sunnyside Community Project food drive, a two-part event kicking off on Friday to help feed the community and create a healthier and safe neighborhood.

“The main goal of the service learning project is to enhance students’ learning by enabling them to practice skills and test classroom knowledge through related service experiences,” said Daphne Charles, Worthing High School CTE Department Chair.

The first part of Serving Sunnyside will be a food drive on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Food items will be collected in order for students to prepare a hot meal for the second part of the event. Worthing also has partnered up with the Houston Food Bank and Urban League to provide community members with fresh fruit and vegetables.

The following day, on Saturday, Worthing students will distribute free hot meals to shared with community members. Volunteers will also be on hand to provide entertainment and information for neighbors who live in the community.

“Students identified problems within the community and conducted research,” Charles said. “The two topics scholars decided to research were on improving health and safety within the Sunnyside community.”

The service project initially started in 2011 and is expected to serve over 300 community members.

If you would like to contribute to the event, Worthing High School volunteers are accepting donations, which can be dropped off between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Food or money donations are welcome, including the following food items:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Yams

For more information on Serving Sunnyside, contact Daphne Charles at 832-298-6986.