Last Thursday, 20 members of the Minnetonka High School (MHS) homecoming court rolled up their sleeves and volunteered at the Intercongregation Communities Association (ICA) Food Shelf in Minnetonka.
“The students spent the morning shelving the food that we collected at the high school’s food drive,” said Minnetonka High School Student Government Advisor Terri Ellis. “They are also weeding and cleaning the outside of the ICA building.”
The ICA Food Shelf helps struggling families put food on the table. Shirley Buehler with the ICA Food Shelf said 1,069 pounds of food were collected over ten days at Minnetonka High School.
“We just love the enthusiasm and energy these kids bring,” said Buehler.
Ellis says it’s a tradition to have the MHS homecoming court volunteer at the ICA Food Shelf.
“It started because we felt the need to give back to the community and we wanted to start at the local level,” said Ellis. “This is a small way we can show how much we care.”
“It’s good to involve youth in any community project,” said Buehler. “The experience can have a huge influence on their futures.”
“It’s important for students to give back to those who support us, and show our appreciation and the importance of volunteer work,” said MHS senior Taylor Hansen.
For more information about the ICA Food Shelf, go to www.icafoodshelf.org.