WEST VIGO, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Students from West Vigo High School’s Peer Leadership program are making a difference at the Providence Food Pantry.
They spend some time volunteering with whatever work needs to be done. Seniors Mariah Wycoff and Triniti Trout volunteered and shared their favorite part of the program.
“It’s just fun. It’s nice to help out and there’s a lot going on in the community and it’s just nice to be a part of it,” Wycoff said.
“Carrying boxes with my best friend,” added Trout.
Today, the students helped move two tons of food in just 40 minutes. Food pantry director Sister Maureen Fallon says the student volunteers are a huge help.
“What they see it as is they’re from the community and they’re helping the community, so it really is a way for them to give back in a way that maybe they wouldn’t think of otherwise,” Sister Fallon said.
The peer leadership program sends a group of students to help out at the pantry every Tuesday.