On Thursday, November 17th, the entire class of 2025 traveled all over Louisiana to serve several communities. This annual tradition is known as Sophomore Service Day, and it was a massive success.
I, along with 18 other students, traveled to Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans, LA, to help make dinners and package rice for those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.
I spent most of my time making dinners that went to less fortunate families and schools to feed their students. Other than that, I sealed up boxes full of rice, which were filled up by other students. This was a fantastic experience, bonding with my fellow brothers while also helping the community of New Orleans.
The Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers were all so helpful and grateful for their position to help us help our community. They also were very friendly and let us play music while working in the rice room.
We were all so thankful for the experience, as well as for parents and teachers who transported and monitored us. I would also like to thank Mr. Jeffery Ramon. Without him, none of this would have been possible.
Overall, it was an excellent experience for us, and I learned a lot from that day. We often take for granted how much food we have in our households, but it was important to see and understand that not everyone shares this same blessing. All of the classmates I spoke with agreed that it was awesome to help those who are in need.