On Wednesday, October 17, the Mountain View (MV) Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Club volunteered their assistance at the Wednesday Night Soup Kitchen, Montrose, PA. As an effort to lend a helping hand to those in need of a warm, home-cooked meal, the FACS club worked together to prepare enough homemade pumpkin bars for dessert to feed ninety people. The students delivered a dessert that they prepared at school. When they arrived at the soup kitchen they assisted in food preparation, they took meal orders, and served meals.

The Wednesday Night Soup Kitchen, Montrose, PA is the result of a joint effort of the Montrose United Methodist Church and Susquehanna County Interfaith. Meals are prepared and served every Wednesday 3:30-6:30 PM. Various organizations and individuals volunteer their time to serve the community. To assist Cindy Beeman, the Executive Director at Interfaith, the Mountain View Junior-Senior High School (FACS) Club volunteered to serve the meals as well as providing desserts once a month.

MV student involvement in this project was facilitated through the combined efforts of Sherri Ransom, Transition Coordinator for the Mountain View School District and Elaine M. Chichura, D. Ed., Mountain View’s Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and advisor to the FACS Club. As Transition Coordinator, Mrs. Ransom assists students in connecting with the community by building soft skills and vocational skills in order to be successful in their adult life. The Family and Consumer Sciences program focuses on the practical application of subjects to student’s everyday lives and the importance of family and community. Together the two programs focus on connecting the students with their community.

The Wednesday Night Soup Kitchen is located at the Montrose Methodist Church located at 90 Church Street, Montrose, PA and is open to anyone in the community.