On Dec. 15, hundreds of people around Berkeley will come to eat a holiday meal at Berkeley High School (BHS) from 1-5 p.m. The BHS Associated Student Body (ASB) is calling on Berkeley residents and businesses to help by volunteering or donating money or food.
“Last year I think we fed between 350 and 400 people,” said Edith Jordan, BHS student activities director. ”There was plenty of food for everyone and I hope that we can continue to feed even more people this year.”
This year, student government has been working with other organizations to put on the holiday meal, so they can concentrate their resources. At the beginning of this month, ASB began collecting cans from students in their second period class and will award a prize to the class that brings in the most cans.
The holiday meal has been a tradition at the school for many years, where teenagers help prepare and serve food for anybody who wants to come.
“I like to see the kids doing stuff,” said Jordan. “Everyone gets really excited when they’re doing stuff that has a meaning.”
There are three morning shifts, three afternoon shifts, and then a shift for clean-up. People are asked to volunteer for as many two-hour shifts as they like. However, the school is still looking for more volunteers and donations. Anybody can volunteer, not just BHS students.
People who want to donate should call 644-8990 or bring food to room D148.