On Sunday, July 24th, the young adults of CIP Berkeley’s Student Senate took part in community service by serving food to the homeless at the St. Mary Magdalen church in North Berkeley.
Led by supervisor Mary Joe Seneca, all of the students played a vital role in manning the food service table. Each student served a different food in a fast-past environment, serving over 150 Bay Area homeless in just one hour.
For Student Student Secretary Caitlin Roth it was her first time feeding the homeless, and she could see the gratitude in the faces all around. Caitlin said “I was happy to participate, seeing their happy faces and how grateful they were to have food in their stomachs. Who knows when they’ll eat next.”
On the other hand, Student Senate Spokesperson/Substitute, Guido Abenes, has volunteered his services here in the past. When asked what he thought, Guido said “I feel like I helped a lot of people, and I honestly feel that helping people and being helped is basically why I I’m here (at CIP).”
Prior to the event, Mary Jo took time to give the history of their orgnization in Berkeley and the larger Bay Area. St. Mary Magdalen has been serving Bay Area homeless two times a month for over 70 years!
Serving food was a part of the commitment that the Student Senate took when they agreed to take part in one community service event per month.