2017-11-29 / Front Page

Queens Metro HS Students Serve 1,350 Thanksgiving Meals

The Queens Metropolitan High School Helping Hands Club visited the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen, the city’s largest, for their first club mission outing.

 

The Queens Metropolitan High School Helping Hands Club visited the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen, the city’s largest, for their first club mission outing. The Queens Metropolitan High School Helping Hands Club visited the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen for their first club mission outing on November 26. Xavier is the city’s largest soup kitchen, so at each meal served at Xavier, there are very many hungry homeless people that come in and look forward to a hot and hearty meal. About 11 students of various grades from Queens Metro participated in the feeding of over 1,350 Thanksgiving meals. The Xavier Mission feeds the actual Thanksgiving meal on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, since Sunday is the day that Xavier feeds their guests each week.

Lucy Accardo, co-President of the Community Education Council, District 24 said, “It was The Queens Metropolitan High School Helping Hands Club cheerfully worked hard to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to over 1,350 guests of the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen.The Queens Metropolitan High School Helping Hands Club cheerfully worked hard to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to over 1,350 guests of the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen.great to see the kids serve the guests a hot tray of food, smile at the individuals and chat with them. Ultimately, our students were stationed at the tray washing station, where we wiped clean every tray that was received and then washed it and sent it back around for another round (They have 500 trays, but usually feed 1,000-1500 meals, so they need to reuse the tray). The student volunteers were on their feet for almost four hours non-stop, working very hard, serving, washing, and drying the trays. They did an excellent job. We should all be so proud of them, making a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.”

Queens Metropolitan High School is a public high school located at 91-30 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, NY 11375.

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