CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For student Grant Swisher, this Martin Luther King holiday was not a day off. Instead of sleeping in, he decided to wake up and volunteer.
“It feels better to not be sitting at home doing nothing. It’s nice to have some of my friends here helping out and serve the community well,” said Swisher, student at
With his classmates from the National Honor Society they partnered with the
"It feels good to help them out when its not during the major holidays," said Swisher.
"Well its a great thing to help out at the food panties during the Christmas holidays you know there are always people that give a lot, then there are the weeks after that pantries get down in their supplies,” said James Zeger, Campaign Chairman at the
Instead of the canned goods, they want people to donate fresh food items like tomatoes and celery in an effort to keep the community healthy. More than four pantries in the
"Well I think it is really important because together you are a community and you help each other out through like thick and thin,” said Swisher.
On this national day of service in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr., Zeger said it’s great to see the future generations supporting the community.
"Some of us have been in the charitable game for quite a few years but its nice to see the younger group getting involved,” said Zeger. “You know they are the future, they are going to have to carry some of this stuff on in years to come"