“The actions I take being able to do for granted– having a conversation, microwaving my food, taking the stairs– are things that I see children practicing. While I get frustrated if I’m unable to solve a homework problem, these students have to work harder than I do just to move through the world. Yet they’re happy, and kind, and open to spending time with me. The continually bright attitudes of the students and teachers at MCC make my day better just by being around them. They put so much effort into all that they do, and yet the fatigue that plagues me from doing schoolwork vanishes when I spend time at MCC.”

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“One thing I learned from this experience is that community service isn’t one-sided. It’s really interesting to see how interconnected community service is, as — most of the time — the people who volunteered were customers themselves at the food pantry. Also, being a Trinity student, it’s easy to get caught up in Trinity life. So this opportunity helped me get out of that bubble. It’s refreshing to go outside and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and different walks of life, and get a chance to help them and work with them.”

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