Milton Weekend brings to mind the New England blaze of color against an impossibly blue sky, and the athletic contest that over the years has brought many graduates back to campus to enjoy the company of old friends as the “battle” ensues. This year, the Graduates Council is adding a new opportunity to the meet/greet/cheer day full of renewed connection to Nobles: they will be packaging 10,000 meals for local food pantries!
Nobles graduates are hosting an agency called “Meals of Hope: A Hands On Approach to Combatting Hunger in Your Community” (meals-of-hope.org/) by setting up tables in Richardson Gymnasium (so conveniently located right beside the playing fields!) in an assembly-line style of packaging macaroni and cheese dinners to be delivered to agencies in and around Boston. “Meals of Hope has given hundreds of volunteer-minded individuals a way to make a positive impact by bringing Food Packing Events to their local churches, schools, associations and other clubs and service organizations. They are tackling a serious problem while having some serious fun” says the organization.
Brooke Asnis, Director of Graduate Affairs, Holly Bonomo, Chair of Graduates Council Service to the Community Initiative, and the Nobles Service Department are in the planning stages of this endeavor in order to make sure the event goes smoothly and is a fun place for graduates and their families to connect with each other, while performing such an ambitious operation. The packaging will run from 10- 1 so that graduates can participate for a time either before or after a Milton game they are coming to watch. These nutritious meals we hope can be packaged at the rate of 4,500 in an hour if we have 30 volunteers at a time. PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US ALLEVIATE LOCAL HUNGER THIS WINTER by convening with your friends for a few minutes Nov. 10th in the old gym. Go Dawgs! Go Service!