Opinion: MUHS ensures hungry get fed

Teenagers are often portrayed as problems, yet for the past nine weeks teenagers have been the solution to problems. The kitchen at the Congo Church has been under construction for the last nine weeks and due to the generosity of the Middlebury Union High School leadership, staff, athletic teams and their coaches, we (Friday Night Community Suppers) have been able to put on our meals in the MUHS cafeteria every Friday night.
It has been inconvenient for the kitchen run by Laurie, the janitorial staff and Athletic Director Sean Farrell, who made it all happen, yet no one has complained. It has been an experience in community building for our many guests as well as the many students who served them. Our guests have commented every week on the kindness of the student servers and the courtesy that the teenagers have shown them.
Special thanks go to Sean Farrell and the principals, Karen Nawn-Fahey who has stored and moved supplies weekly, the janitorial staff who has cleaned up after us every week and the kitchen crew who has tolerated our amateur performances. The kitchen staff did the first meal to show us how it was done there, and the food was delicious. The Alternative Education students and staff and the Teen Center also cooked and served excellent meals. The boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams, the baseball varsity and JV teams, the softball teams, the track team and the tennis teams have all acted as servers along with their coaches.
These people made this experience for the guests and for those of us who regularly work at the suppers a wonderful experience. It indeed takes a village to run a Community Supper program. Thank you to all.
Dorothy Neuberger
Friday Night Community Suppers

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