Georgian Court University students help pack Thanksgiving dinner baskets for those in need
Dozens of students at Georgian Court University helped pack Thanksgiving dinner baskets for those in need.
The baskets will be delivered to Interfaith Services and the Providence House. It is part of the university’s Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Both charities serve women and families experiencing domestic violence in Ocean County.
“I think it's very special. People who are less fortunate have a chance to have a good meal with their family, something they might not be able to have all of the time,” says student volunteer Courtney Fenty.
Ciara Zdanowicz, of Providence House, says the families who pick up the food are “eternally grateful.
“They get so emotional because a lot of them feel they're not deserving of the help. But they are, of course. They struggle and honestly, they need it more than a lot of other people,” Zdanowicz says.
Some of the students are enrolled in a required class at Georgian Court. The class teaches students how they can make a difference and do their part to shape a better world.