Students with the Hearts of Horizons Civitan Service Club collected 224 pounds of canned and dry foods and $370 for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama earlier this month.
The club is part of The Horizons School, which prepares young adults with learning difficulties for an independent life. The school partnered with Civitan International, a Birmingham based organization of volunteer service clubs, to establish the Horizons Civitan Service Club earlier this year. There are about 21 student members and five staff members.
“It’s important for them to give back to the community,” said Anita Bosley, Manager of Development and Public Relations at Horizons.
The students complete a service project at least once a month but chose to donate to the Community Food Bank this time because a few of them had heard there was a shortage of food and they were concerned.