Service Option Students Spend the Day at TASK
Posted on 01/30/2019
On January 29th, 2019, thirteen students from Mrs. Williamson’s Service Option class volunteered at TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen). The students served approximately 300 lunches while they were there.

Before leaving, at the pre-soup kitchen gathering and prayer service, Sr. Cyndi shared the Gospel message of the day. The Gospel recounted a time people gathered to listen to Jesus. There Jesus says, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” Sr. Cyndi beautifully made the connection to Jesus’s words and the TASK trip. Her message was to show the people at TASK that they all are brothers and sisters by caring for them with radical hospitality. 

Here are some of the comments from the seniors that describe how they showed radical hospitality to the people at TASK: 

Madison said, “I showed radical hospitality by making sure that everyone got a delicious pastry on their tray and I chatting with one of the volunteers as I worked.”

Alencia exclaimed, “I showed radical hospitality by giving a smile to each person I served food!.”

Jenna explained, “I showed radical hospitality by making sure everyone got an equal but reasonable amount of food on their tray.”

Gianna shared, “I asked everyone how their day was going to help them feel invited.”

Angie said, “I showed radical hospitality by making sure everyone got a nice cup of refreshing juice.”

Gabriella reflected, “I showed radical hospitality by making sure all the guests were given something to eat. It was a great feeling to see the smiles on their faces when I put the tray in front of them.”

Gina shared, “I showed radical hospitality by serving everyone their tray with a smile. I also made sure they received everything they needed.”

Mellody exclaimed, “I showed radical hospitality by serving trays, talking to the workers, and making sure the trays were in the order that the manager requested!”

Desiree explained, “I showed radical hospitality by smiling at everyone I made eye contact with and by handling the food with the respect that everyone who ate it deserves.” 

Isabella reflected, “Although I did not get to directly pass out the food to the guests, I showed radical hospitality by serving salad on the platters. I was happy to work together with everyone and be a part of making each person’s day a little better.”

Finally, Martin shared, “I showed radical hospitality by being able to pack peanut butter and jelly for people to make sandwiches at home. Making a sandwich is something we all take for granted. However, many of the people at the soup kitchen are not financially able to buy food for themselves. Next, I was very grateful that I served the people and made them feel happy, appreciated, and like a fellow brother or sister.”

It was another wonderful time helping others at TASK!