DACC/Dempsey & DACC/BV Students Visit OSU to Package Meals for Haitian Children

September 18, 2013

On September 14th – a Saturday and the opening day of the Delaware County Fair – 8 DACC/Dempsey and 10 DACC/Buckeye Valley Middle School CBI students volunteered their day to pack rice based meals for hungry Haitian children down at OSU football stadium. For many of the students, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes and onto the field.

 

 

Dressed in their best OSU gear, students were given the opportunity to tour the grounds of OSU college life before registering with ABC Food Ministry, collecting their t-shirt, and preparing to package food. Families in Haiti send a representative once a week to pick up 5 meals for the entire week to feed the entire family. At school, this is what children are fed every day. The bagged meals consist of rice, soy, chicken flavoring, and dried vegetables. The bags are then weighed for shipping, sealed, and packed in a box. After an hour of packing hundreds of meals, students were allowed to visit the stadium.

Mrs. Wright from Dempsey shared, “We were the first ones on the field. The kids were in awe as they looked around the stadium and couldn't believe how big it was. One of the students was given a disposable camera from his mother, I just listened to the many clicks of the camera! Many of the kids didn't know what turf was, so we made them sit down and feel it. We were given the okay to go to the 50 yard line to take photos as well. While standing in the student section of the bleachers, one student said, ‘This is where I'm going to college!’”

See more photos of their adventures at OSU.