Robert Swetlic ’16
Posted on Saturday, November 14th, 2015
To provide a thanksgiving meal to those in need, the Culinary program decided to cook up over 300 meals for Detroit homeless on Saturday, November 14th.
“A few years ago we partnered with a church to provide meals to those in need,” says Mary Shepherd, wife of Culinary Teacher Darell Shepherd. “So this year he [Darell] decided to get the students involved.”
Mary said the meals will be taken to an empty lot in Detroit where various charity organizations from the city gather to provide food for the homeless on weekends.
“The Covenant House and the Neighborhood Service Organization are some of the charities that go to the lot at 3rd and MLK and I know they try to help homeless teenagers as well,” Mary adds.
In addition to donating meals, the Culinary Class recently spearheaded a blanket and coat drive for the homeless. “We’ve collected a ton of coats to bring downtown,” says Paraprofessional Marsha Salome.
Representatives from the Culinary Class will be located at 3rd and MLK Blv. today distributing meals to the homeless and encourage South Lake supporters to do the same.
“It really was all him [Darell],” says Salome. “He’s done a lot for this.”
Shepherd and Salome were recently featured as The Lancer’s Person of the Year. Read it here