During Thanksgiving break, several Trinity Rhetoric School students participated in a service project with the Meals that Heal organization. Arianna Laolagi, Leo Mudugno, Corinne Sandifer, Michaela Lanni, Edgar Romero, and Joey Haro spent their Saturday morning with the homeless in Los Angeles.
Meals That Heal is a non-profit which believes that food nurtures not only the body, but also the soul. For seven hours, the diligent team cooked, packed, and delivered 100 food plates and care packages. Meals That Heal partnered with the Trinity California Scholarship Federation (CSF) chapter to have their members generously contribute a care package as their service project for the fall semester.
Each care package held one chapstick, a toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, washcloth, a fresh pair of socks, lotion, and bandaids to aid the community in this chilly time of the year. As service project leader Ariana Laolagi stated “Our outreach kindled a bright fire in each volunteer’s heart, eager to begin the next endeavor. Our team was blessed with the opportunity to spend time in prayer and deep conversations with the communities we served. It opened our eyes to the reality of how much we take for granted and how much we have been blessed to be able to serve our fellow brothers and sisters. We are our brother’s keeper and we must never cease to care for one another.”
*Thank you to Loni Black, CSF Advisor, for the story and photos.