Giving Back: Students volunteer for Mighty Mustang Meals

Along with some of their teammates on the Lady Mustangs basketball team, Leah Leasure, left, and Destiny Campbell bag food today for the Mighty Mustang Meals program.

From staff reports, The Pony Express

With school back in session, the Mighty Mustang Meals program has also started up again. Today, members of the Lady Mustangs basketball team met before school to bag food items for hungry children.

Coach Emily Owens said she encouraged her players to volunteer and they jumped at the chance to give back.

“I believe that it is important for all of us to realize there are always things we can do to help lift others up, and that there are many people around us that need a little help once in a while,” Owens said.

Begun as a senior class project in 2017, Mighty Mustang Meals is a community-based program that helps feed underprivileged children at Overpark Elementary and Center Hill Elementary. Every Thursday, CHHS students gather to pack each participant in the program enough food to last them the weekend. The bags are sent home with the children on Friday afternoon and contain non-perishables such as Ramen noodles, canned soups, and other things that children can easily microwave themselves.