Spencerport High School seniors “Lead2Feed” in Rochester

By on June 30, 2013

From left to right: St. Peter’s Kitchen program director Patricia Lorenzen; students Jennifer Lee, Emma Smith, Celene Keyes, Carrie Howe.A group of seniors from Spencerport High School presented a check for $1,000 to St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen on June 14. The donation was made possible because of the students’ work in the Lead2Feed student leadership program sponsored by YUM brands and USA Today.

The Lead2Feed program is part of the World Hunger Leadership Challenge in which teams of students throughout the country design, create, and implement service projects to combat hunger and food insecurity in their communities. Student service project proposals were submitted nationally to compete for monetary grants to be awarded to non-profit charities of the students’ choice.

The Spencerport Students, led by senior Jennifer Lee, selected St. Peter’s Kitchen because of the need they witnessed while volunteering as part of the service learning opportunities provided through Mr. Marra’s AP American Government and Politics course and Mr. Hanson’s Service Learning Internship Program.

Jennifer and her team created a proposal for a school and community-based food drive and awareness campaign called Project Terminate Hunger. Participating local businesses were Café Macchiato, Splatters Studios, Krony’s Pizza, Abe’s Restaurant, and Texas BBQ Joint. This effort generated almost 100 pounds of donated food items and was nationally selected to receive a $1,000 grant from Yum Brands.

Patty Lorenzen, the director at St. Peter’s said, “We have really established a wonderful relationship with Spencerport High School and we are so happy to have you work with us in helping those in need.”