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Addison Trail students volunteer at food pantry

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:35 p.m. CDT
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Addison Trail INTERACT Club students (from left) Alexis Arellano, Magdiel Juarez and Kacper Mierzejewski volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Pantry June 16.

ADDISON – Eight Addison Trail students volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Pantry on June 16.

Student members of the Addison Trail INTERACT Club helped package whole-wheat pasta for the food pantry. Addison Trail Community Liaison Marco Gasca and District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton also were present to volunteer and show their support.

“[The students] learn to give back to the community and become a well-rounded human beings,” Helton said of the efforts.

The INTERACT Club works with the Addison Rotary Club to volunteer in the community, according to the Addison Trail website. The club also volunteers at PADS Homeless Shelter, doing Salt Creek cleanup, the Rotary Club orange sales and at Ronald McDonald House. The club also hopes to organize a leadership retreat with all of the INTERACT Clubs in the area this year.

“It’s about being with other kids with a focus on community service,” Helton said.

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