Over winter break, students in Molloy’s St. Marcellin Champagnat Society (SMCS) volunteered during their vacation time to help out at the Ronald McDonald House of Little Neck and the Forest Hills Food Bank.
At Ronald McDonald House, students cooked and served brunch to families with children who were staying in the adjacent hospital. Ronald McDonald House opens their doors to these families rent-free while their children are receiving care at the hospital. 11 Stanners set up a buffet and served up eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, bagels, and more.
The next stop was the Forest Hills Food Bank. The SMCS crew prepared many bags of assorted vegetables for pickup. Students rotated between the packing room, fulfilling online orders, and assisting with pick-ups.
“The two trips were both excellent,” said Mr. Brian Klimas ‘98, an SMCS moderator who coordinated both visits. “The kids had an awesome time and they said they can’t wait to go back. We are looking at dates this spring.” Ms. Sabina Kobinski ’04, an SMCS faculty volunteer, said that “the food pantry was a great experience, and I love that our students were able to interact with the neighborhood residents.” Br. Pat Hogan, one of the founders of SMCS, was proud of the society’s recent charitable efforts. “What a great experience for Molloy students. It is one more chance for the St. Marcellin Champagnat Society to get involved locally. What a gift to the student body.” (Photos courtesy of SMCS)