Answering phone, cleaning, sorting and sacking groceries


Augusta Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), made their annual volunteer community service trip to the United Methodist Open Door ministry in Wichita. This was the group's 8th year of supporting Open Door.
FCA Coordinators Charles Beye and Mary Knebler,  18 7th-12th grade students, along with AMS school principal Eileen Dreiling  and four  volunteers, spent the morning cleaning, sorting, answering the phone, and sacking groceries to be  distributed to those less fortunate for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The group gave up its Saturday morning in order to help Open Door prepare for the upcoming distribution.  The holiday's always bring on an additional need for help. The kid's began the day by delivering 106 jars of peanut butter. 
The group prepared approximately 1.500 sacks of groceries for  distributed which began Monday of this week.
 Open Door Director of Community Services, Donna Volz, thanked the group for its hard work and provided some very sobering facts about the  poverty levels that exist in Kansas and why their effort was so needed  and appreciated.
 After all their hard work, the group returned to Gambinos for a pizza party.
Mr. Beye and Ms. Knebler was very pleased with the group's efforts and teamwork and in which they represented their community and school as true ambassadors.  A big thank you to those parents and volunteers for all their help in making this a success.