Waukee High School Students Help Those in Need

The student body at Waukee High School showed their true spirit on Feb. 22. Students had the opportunity to volunteer for, Meals From the Heartland.

Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world.

Students worked in teams to package the meals using an assembly line method. Some formed their own teams while others participated with their athletic team and club members. Varsity Boys and Girls basketball, Softball, Best Buddies, National Honor Society, Girls Cross Country, 9th Grade Boys Basketball, Publications, Cheerleading, Girls Golf, and Voices for Hope were among the Waukee clubs and teams who were eager to lend a helping hand.

More than 350 students came together to package a total of 50,348 meals for those in need. The students showed nothing but enthusiasm, singing to the music playing throughout the commons and laughing with their friends as they made a difference in the world around them. The day was a win for both Waukee and those they impacted.

Audrey Blum concentrates on weighing each meal.

Taylor Olberding, Lexi Konig, Maggie Kelley, Melissa Durman, Zoey Sternquist, Caitlin Miller, and Katie Ball pose as a group while getting ready to start packaging meals.

Kaci Schneiter smiles as she adds ingredients to the meal.

Jasmine Wyzgowski, Mackenna Bothwell, and Charlie Raike happily volunteer together.

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Waukee, Iowa 50263
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