Hazard High School Students Give Back To The Community

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Students at Hazard High School did something a little unusual during their back to school bash Friday. They donated food to help feed the homeless. Each class gave something different for the same cause.

Hazard High School students end their first week of school by giving back to the homeless.

"There aren't many schools who would do this, but I mean it's just a great way to let the students give back to their community," said Sanjana Shankr, Hazard High Junior.

From the freshman class to the seniors, each class gave something different, but giving back is nothing new for the bulldogs.

"We just all chipped in as classes and bring certain items, like last year, we helped the hurricane victims and everything," one student said.

All Bulldogs did their part for the back to school bash. School officials say sometimes the people in need are students at Hazard High.

"A lot of times, we'll have kids who are living in the homeless shelter and there will be enrolled here maybe a couple weeks, three weeks, four weeks," said Hazard High School Principal Happy Mobelini.

Corner Haven Shelter officials say its common to see students that lack the basics in the schools.

"Children can't learn, they can't even think about learning if there hungry or if they have no place to sleep or if there worried that there mom doesn't have a coat," said Gerry Roll with the Hazard-Perry County Community Ministry.

School officials say they got one hundred percent student participation.

All the items were donated by the students and faculty.

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