Student Council members from Mt. Vernon Middle School (MVMS), Fortville Elementary School (FES), and Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) worked together to host a Million Meals Movement at MVMS on Saturday, February 16th. Million Meals Movement is an organization that was created in 2007 with a two-fold vision- to feed the hungry and promote volunteerism. The Mt. Vernon community packed a total of 15,000 meals that will be distributed to central Indiana residents, making Mt. Vernon’s first district meal packing event a success!
MVMS has a goal of becoming a Gold Council with the Indiana Student Council Association; part of this criteria entails working on a project with another student council in the district. MVCSC students began with raising roughly $3,000 through various methods and an additional $1,000 was provided by Million Meals Movement for the food that was packed at the event.
Ms. Chelsea Pacheco, MVMS counselor, coordinated the event. She states, “I had some wonderful conversations with students who kept telling me how much fun they were having and enjoyed the impact they made on our community, by only giving up a few hours on a Saturday morning. These students and their desire to give back gives me hope that we can do great things when we work together for the bigger cause!”
A senior at MVHS and member of Student Government and National Honor Society, Cleo Mills, states, “It’s really inspiring to see a community come together like this for such an amazing cause. I’m happy to see Mt. Vernon students so eager to serve others.”
Senior Emme Longman adds, “Times like these are when I feel the most proud to be a Marauder.”
MVCSC hopes to continue to work with Million Meals Movement in the future and looks forward to more volunteer opportunities with students and staff members.