It was amazing to see a room full of Shaker Heights High School students and staff out on a cold snowy Friday to support MLK’s Day of Service.

Students from Youth Ending Hunger and Student Council have a passion for giving back and they embraced the opportunity to give of their time, encouraging friends to join them. 

Cece Grimberg, a junior, organized the initiative with the support of Mrs. Laurie Brem, the Student Council Advisor.   

Two stations were set up to address hunger and homelessness. Partnering with the Outreach Program the students assembled 2000 meals for families to receive mac & cheese, Spanish rice, rice & beans, cheesy rice, pasta with tomato sauce, apple cinnamon oatmeal and minestrone soup. A local church will be handling the distribution to Shaker families.

Students also made two-layer fleece blankets to be distributed by the NEO Coalition for the Homeless. The bright and colorful blankets will be a donation to their winter drive that gathers clothes and blankets to bring comfort to the community.

Cece shared that, “Creating change in the community is my goal.” She is grateful that her high school classmates came together to help local families.

The Foundation provided funding for all of the supplies needed for this cause. We are proud to support this important student-led initiative.