Helping others by working together

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Students at Bobbie B. Fairfax School are helping others in need and learning job skills. This school year, they partnered with Childhood Food Solutions to help pack groceries for underprivileged children.

Retha Holston, an instructor assistant who works in the transition room, said the bags they assemble help children who receive free lunches from school have something to eat on weekends or during summer break.

Fairfax School students pack graham crackers, breakfast bars, fruit snacks and macaroni & cheese in the bags, and Holston said they can complete about 360 grocery sacks in 45 minutes. “It’s an assembly line and each person puts in different items,” she said. “They’re learning how to work together.”

Each month the Fairfax students take the completed bags to Taylor Academy in Millvale. “It’s really fun, and the students enjoy it,” Holston said.

Click here to learn more about Childhood Food Solutions.

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