Have you ever been part of an event to make lunches for the homeless? Being part of this after-school program is helpful to so many who can't afford food.

Recently, 40 Laurel Hill students from grades four to eight gathered to make 80 lunches. We produced 12 lunches over our goal, for a total of 92 lunches.

This involves a lot of paper bags, plastic bags, shipping boxes, applesauce, bread, juice boxes and, last but not least, jars of peanut butter and jelly.

This event started in our social studies class, when we were asked to decorate the bags. Then the bags were sent to a committee, where they were filled with food. The lunches then got shipped to St. Gerard Majella Church in Port Jefferson Station.

If you want to be as helpful as Laurel Hill School, you can participate by forming your own peanut butter and jelly brigade in the summer. Or you can start an after-school activity in your school. Remember, all your time counts.

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