Bethesda College stuffs 9,000 pounds of food to fight hunger
Bethesda College students take a lot of pride in service learning throughout the community.
Recently, students visited Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee to sort food that will be distributed to various sites throughout Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The students sorted 9,000 pounds of food that will be shipped to Hunger Task Force’s network of food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters.
Every semester, Bethesda College students have a 12-hour minimum service component to their Independent Living Curriculum. “Not only does participating in service teach and show the students how to give back to the community but also models in real time how to be a part of a community,” said Sam Bear, adult living skills professor for Bethesda College. “Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are further developed along with a fuller understanding of social issues and their root causes.”
Service opportunities at Bethesda College have ranged from cooking and serving food for individuals experiencing homelessness to working with youth, and so much more.