Metro Students Volunteer for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 8:08 pm
By: News 9

By Kirsten McIntyre, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Families needing groceries this holiday season will get them, thanks to volunteers from a metro school.

Feed the Children is helping to feed thousands of families during the holidays. Wednesday, dozens of metro students from Platt College put aside their books and picked up some boxes.

"We had 50 pallets done, which equals 2,000 boxes," Platt instructor Jessica Long said.

Instead of spending the day in the classroom, these students spent their day at Feed the Children's warehouse.

"I feel it's important during the holiday season to give to those not as fortunate. It makes me feel good. It puts a whole new meaning to Thanksgiving," student Sherri Bramlage said.

This holiday, Feed the Children will help 40,000 families across the United States, including 3,000 in Oklahoma. Each family will get a box of food and a personal care box full of everyday necessities.

Between now and Christmas, 200 truckloads will leave the warehouse loaded with food and goods, packed up by volunteers.

"Without the volunteers like Platt College today, it would be a much more stressful time for us," Steve Whetstone with Feed the Children said.

Feed the Children said donations are down, but they're still planning to help the 40,000 families.

If you or your organization would like to volunteer at Feed the Children, just call 942-0228.