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Serra students prepare packaged meals to combat hunger

April 17, 2015

Students from Junipero Serra High School joined with Generation Alive, a nonprofit founded by San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to raise almost $8,000 and pack almost 30,000 meals for people in San Mateo County and Nicaragua.

The event named a Pack Out involved more than 600 Serra students and 50 of their moms March 23.

“This is a good project because it reminds us how blessed we are and it keeps us honest,” said Serra senior Aaron Deocampo.

Generation Alive works with about 30 schools a year to serve 1 million of the prepackaged meals.

“Our students are learning how these packets of food are going to be used,” said Ann Ponty, mom of Serra senior Kevin Ponty. “Through a project like this, they are able to see Jesus in other people.”

In February, Affeldt spoke to students to raise awareness about hunger in San Mateo County and in Nicaragua.

According to Serra’s communication director Antonia Ehlers: “Affeldt talked about his baseball career path and stressed the importance of having a purpose and a ‘why.’ He pointed out that all the money in the world cannot buy happiness. He spoke of his own faith and love of Jesus, which has driven his desire to raise awareness and promote social justice causes.”

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