Courtesy of Community Engagement and Service Learning webpage
GENEVA, NY- This past Saturday Oct. 8 the Day of Service focused on the theme of food justice and hunger.
During Orientation, where all first-year students are required to participate in the Day of Service, the first-years began constructing a greenhouse, according to the HWS website.
On Oct. 8, volunteers constructed compost bins, planted vegetables, weeded the garden and many other things, according to the HWS website. The food that is grown in this greenhouse will be donated to the Geneva Community Lunch Program.
Through the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, HWS students have been participating and volunteering with the Geneva Community Lunch Program.
CCESL’s vision is to create, “a sustained, engaged relationship with the community that promotes positive community change and enhanced student learning.”
During the month of October and February, “the Hobart and William Smith community is in charge of Thursdays with the community lunch program,” according to CCESL.
The Community Lunch Program has provided hot and ready meals for the people of Geneva Monday-Friday since 1983.
To learn more about HWS’ commitment to community service take a look at these links below.