NHS makes meals for underprivileged community

Christen Broughton and Norah Armijo

Milford’s National Honor Society (NHS) aims to find possible ways to help out in the school, build young men and women into leaders, and make a lasting difference in the community. Twice every year NHS finds ways that the group as a whole can work together for a cause. Last year, they helped The Motor City Mitten Mission (MCMM) by collecting food in neighborhoods, and also held a walkathon for Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor—raising more than $2,000 overall.

This year, NHS partnered with the MCMM once again to make meals and deliver them to the homeless in Detroit. Each member had a role in putting together the event. One group helped buy the supplies, the next group came into school early on Sunday, Jan. 30 to assemble the meals and the final group transported the meals to Detroit, where they were distributed.

Senior Emma Allen was one of the primary volunteers; during meal assembly she put together turkey and ham sandwiches. The volunteers worked for two hours making sandwiches and packing up macaroni salad, fruit, brownies and water.

Overall, the team made 100 meals for people in the city of Detroit. NHS president, Fletcher Smith, led the club in this project. As president, it was up to Smith to decide on the fall service project. He was inspired by a prior project he participated in as part of the student council that also benefited the MCMM. “We really liked the outcome of that project,” he said, explaining that the project was similar to this one. The success of the event highlights the importance of groups like NHS that allows students to make a real and lasting impact in society.

Carter Bell was one of the volunteers who helped distribute the meals along with other volunteers “It was pretty eye-opening, he said. “[It was] pretty difficult to see how much they are struggling and how good we have it, but it was nice to be able to help them.” NHS strives to make a big difference in our community, and in the lives of others—it will continue to accomplish projects like this one.

Pictured above are most of the NHS participants at their stations, working to put together different things for the meals (All photos courtesy of Jennifer Hittle).
(Pictured from left to right) Alexis Cornett, Jillian Spray, Jaclyn Dierkes, Elizabeth Park, and Natalia Vujic making fruit salad.
NHS members work together to make sandwiches.