By Aya Dabash (LYHA member & Classical student)
On January 16th, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Lynn Youth Health Alliance members held a food drive at Stop & Shop and Compare in Lynn. We were collecting food to donate to the Greater Boston Food Bank and had the help of Two Men and A Truck moving company, packaging and delivering our donations. I really enjoyed being part of this experience. It made me feel important, like I had a role helping my community. Maybe not a big role, but big enough. Participating in your community is very important, not all people live at the same level, and it’s our job to help those in need. I learned a lot from the way people acted. I was afraid of rejection but people were more than willing to help out. We are so thankful for those that helped our community. We managed to collect 898 pounds of food, that’s 749 meals for the community. That’s amazing! Thanks again to everybody who participated and donated!