Poughkeepsie YouthBuild AmeriCorps Students Assists Local Food Pantry

The Nubian Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps students traveled to the local food pantry to provide food and supplies to those in need.

May 2, 2023 3:32 PM

On April 19th, 2023, a group of students from Poughkeepsie YouthBuild AmeriCorps went to the Trinity Temple Food Pantry in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Nubian Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps students moving boxes of food in preparation.

Their goal was to help the staff provide food and supplies to those in the community who were in need. The experience proved to be both educational and rewarding for the students, as they learned valuable lessons about empathy and gratitude.

YouthBuild AmeriCorps student serving members in the community.

The Nubian Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps students showed initiative and covered every area of the food pantry, making the experience more efficient and less stressful for everyone involved.

YouthBuild AmeriCorps student moving bread from the boxes to the tables.

They showed care, understanding, and compassion to those coming to the pantry. The experience allowed the students to see the simple things in life in a different way and appreciate them more.

Nubian Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps student assisting an elderly man in collecting groceries.

During every task, the students were extremely organized and kept their stations clean while serving many people in the line. They also assisted the Trinity Temple staff in cleaning up afterward, breaking down boxes, and keeping the building clean.

Two Nubian Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps students breaking down and disposing of boxes for the Trinity Temple staff.

This experience was of great importance, and through their partnership with YouthBuild AmeriCorps, the students were able to get service hours and get closer to earning the AmeriCorps grant, which could help them pursue higher education opportunities.

YouthBuild student gathering groceries to place on the service line.

Overall, this experience has not only helped the Nubian Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps students to gain valuable knowledge and work experience but also to develop empathy and a deeper understanding of the struggles faced by those who are less fortunate.

Two Nubian Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps students working as a team to ensure a productive line.

By providing assistance to those in need, the students have demonstrated their willingness to give back to the community and be an inspiration for others to follow.

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