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Tag: food bank

Teen Groups Gather to Grow Greenhouse

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

A couple of church youth groups from different states came together to assist a thriving third in Pennsylvania, helping to build a new greenhouse which will supply an area foodbank. At the new greenhouse, behind Carlisle High School, teens and their chaperones recently planted fruits and vegetables for the Project SHARE food bank in Carlisle. Teens from Harrisburg’s YouthWorks, as well as teens from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, built raised beds and tried to till the garden’s rocky soil so they could help their brethren.

“You have youth from two different churches in two different states,” David Leigh, a father of one of the teen workers, told the Sentinel. “Yet they came together like they have been friends all their lives.”

Jessica Larkin, front left, Farm Coordinator for ProjectSHARE, helps YouthWorks members, from left to right, Jessica Katusich, 15; Trevor Ciempa, 16; Mitchell Braun, 16; Jenna Davis, 14; and Kassidy Offutt, 14, in the food pantry's new greenhouse in Carlisle, Pa. (Photo by JASON MALMONT, The Sentinel)

Jessica Larkin, front left, Farm Coordinator for ProjectSHARE, helps YouthWorks members, from left to right, Jessica Katusich, 15, Trevor Ciempa, 16, Mitchell Braun, 16, Jenna Davis, 14, and Kassidy Offutt, 14, in the food pantry's new greenhouse in Carlisle, Pa. (Photo by JASON MALMONT, The Sentinel)

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Hope of the Harvest Charitable Garden

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Massachusetts Teens Help Out Project SHARE Garden in Pennsylvania

Taylor Johnson, 16, of Worcester, Mass., volunteered in the Project SHARE food pantry garden in Carlisle, Pa. (Photo by JASON MALMONT, The Sentinel)

Taylor Johnson, 16, of Worcester, Mass., volunteered in the Project SHARE food pantry garden in Carlisle, Pa. (Photo by JASON MALMONT, The Sentinel)

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Lead2Feed Tackles Hunger by Growing Leaders

Lead2Feed encourages students to find creative ways to alleviate hunger worldwide and locally. (Photo via Lead2Feed.com)

Lead2Feed encourages students to find creative ways to alleviate hunger. (Photo via Lead2Feed.com)

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Houston Teen Lends Helping Hand at Food Bank

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A Houston teen who has never gone hungry has committed to feeding those who are. Constantine Tzouanas, a sophomore at Clear Lake High School, volunteers each Saturday morning at the Houston Food Bank, filling thousands of backpacks with six meals’ worth of food for kids to bring home with them. Constantine, a track star, musician and math whiz, was counting his blessings one day last fall when he realized that maybe he could do something for kids in need. He started by organizing a food drive with his buddies. In just five days the fledgling Clear Lake High School Food Bank Club collected more than 2500 pounds of non-perishable food.

“I feel like I have been pretty blessed. I have been lucky,” Constantine told the Houston Chronicle. “I have so much. I go to a great school, and I just wanted to give back.”

Clear Lake High School sophomore Constantine Tzouanas volunteers at the Houston Food Bank every Saturday morning in Houston, Texas. (Photo by J. PATRIC SCHNEIDER for Houston Chronicle)

Clear Lake High School sophomore Constantine Tzouanas volunteers at the Houston Food Bank every Saturday morning in Houston, Texas. (Photo by J. PATRIC SCHNEIDER for Houston Chronicle)

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