Bishop Heelan college students pack meals for Warming Shelter

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Bishop Heelan pupil council members packed meals for the warming shelter Sunday.

The scholars got here collectively to place collectively mac and cheese, fruit and dessert to take down as a heat meal for these on the warming shelter.

College students labored in an meeting line type when packing the meals.

One pupil mentioned acts of service and the flexibility to assist in their group like this implies quite a bit.

“Giving again is one thing that is such an enormous pillar in not solely my life, however I really feel like my classmate’s lives as properly. And actually simply constructing our basis off of that proper? Following within the footsteps of Christ of with the ability to give again,” mentioned Andres Villalobos, Senior.

“We got here up with with the ability to give some meals again. Particularly throughout this time, particularly this week, it is freezing chilly. Giving them a heat meal and one thing that may fill their stomachs is one thing we’re very proud to have the ability to do,” mentioned Andres Villalobos, Senior.

Mary Kate Fitzsimmons, a senior at Bishop Heelan, mentioned with the ability to share issues like a heat meal will hopefully make an enormous distinction.

“It is actually eye-opening. As a result of quite a lot of occasions we do not perceive what we’ve got till we will go in and assist the individuals who haven’t got easy requirements equivalent to meals or perhaps a residence,” mentioned Mary Kate Fitzsimmons, Senior.

Andres Villalobos added Bishop Heelan’s spirit encompasses extra than simply teachers… however giving again in any approach doable as properly.

“Having the ability to be that final stand for them and with the ability to have their spine is genuinely what we’re right here for. You understand every single day we should always try to have the ability to give again and have one another’s backs so simply comfortable to be right here,” mentioned Villalovos.

Fitzsimmons mentioned it was good to see her classmates come collectively to assist out the group.

“Particularly throughout this time I feel everyone is so separated and remoted from one another. And group is simply actually arduous to return by. And it is arduous to work together with others until you exit of your approach and simply do some extra. And I feel it is only a higher method to reside life with different individuals and simply sort of benefit from the little issues,” mentioned Fitzsimmons.

A brief prayer was mentioned on the warming shelter after the meals arrived there.

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