On Dec. 8, Culinary Arts Instructor Terry Marrs and his Culinary Class set out early to lend a hand to God’s Pantry in Prestonsburg, KY. The students didn’t do any cooking on this day; instead they helped unload tractor trailers full of food for the pantry and helped organize the pantry’s storage area and warehouse.
After working all day, students returned to the center to discuss what was accomplished and what lessons were learned. Teamwork, leadership, compassion and empathy were a few of the lessons students experienced, Marrs said.
The mission of God’s Pantry is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation to make the best possible use of all available resources. The Carl D. Perkins Job Corps was honored to be a part of this mission and will continue to assist the pantry monthly.