Pelham High School Beta Club supports Kids Against Hunger
PHS Beta Club students
CAIRO, GA (WALB) -
Pelham High School Beta
Club is helping feed hungry children around the world.
This is the tenth year the
club has worked with Kids Against Hunger.
As rice is added to these tubs, more
bags are created to feed families in need. The Beta members prepared meals to
help kids against hunger and the process was no easy task.
"We make little bags of food for
kids that are hungry and aren't as fortunate as us," said Cheyenne Brooks
PHS junior and VP of Beta Club.
"Especially since we have a lot
more people this year we get a lot more done and we've just made a lot of
progress," said Rebekah Smith PHS senior and President of Beta Club.
All of the members had smiles on their
faces and were happy to help children they'll never meet.
"That we just get to help people
because we don't understand what they're going through. I mean it just feels
good to help somebody in need," said Brooks.
"I've been doing this for three
years so it's a lot of fun and I really look forward to it," said Smith.
Providing a meal for hungry children
is a great gesture, but to supply a warm meal during the holidays make it much
"I hope it would mean a lot to
the family and enjoy having this food especially around the holidays,"
said Pamela Halliday PHS senior and Beta Club secretary.
To get the job done, each student has
a different task.
"Package the meals in one of the
four stations, or they can weigh the mixture or they can seal the mixture and
we have guys that replenish constantly as you run out of each of the
ingredients and we have guys that package all the pallets and shrink roll it
and wrap it and get it ready to send off," said Sara Wingate Senior Beta
"They come in here with forklifts,
lift them up and load them on a truck and send them off to whoever needs
them," said Brett Bailey PHS junior Beta Club Member.
The students exceeded their goal and
made 166 boxes of food.
Those boxes will prove
nearly 36-thousand meals. Most will be shipped to Romania and the Philippines.