2013 Food Drive and MLK Volunteering
The food drive this year was moved to January because many organizations receive food during the holiday season and clients are left hungry come January and February. On Monday, January 28th, 65 boxes of food equaling nearly 1,500 pounds were delivered to the Salvation Army. These boxes of food will feed a family of four and will keep the shelves at Salvation Army stocked for a few more months. Food is an enormous need in Dallas this year, and the efforts of Hockaday girls will truly go a long way.
Earlier in the month, girls furthered their effort to feed the hungry on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. According to the mlkday.gov website, “The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.” This year on January 21st, many Hockaday Upper School girls chose to volunteer for the day. Joining forces with students from ESD, Greenhill, St. Mark’s, and Parish Episcopal, 20 Hockaday girls took a bus to the North Texas Food Bank to spend the afternoon working in the warehouse. Together the students filled 23 pallets, amounting to 25,035 pounds of food, enough to serve 20,863 meals.
This work is crucial as hunger is currently the most pressing issue in Dallas. Thank you to all in the Hockaday community who have contributed to these efforts to lessen the widespread hunger that affects Dallas.