For the second year in a row, students from Benavente Middle School donated canned goods to the Guam Homeless Coalition.
Members of the middle school’s National Junior Honor Society chapter collected over 700 canned goods for their food drive as part of an effort to assist those affected by homelessness on the island.
According to Guam Homeless Coalition Chairperson Angeline-Marie Lape, she was impressed by the students’ initiative to help the island’s homeless individuals.
“It makes me really proud to see our students stepping up. This is the second year that Benavente Middle School has made a concentrated effort to support the homeless Point in Time count. It’s student-driven, they do have their advisors to guide them, but it’s the students stepping forward and asking what we can do to help these less fortunate in our community,” Lape said.
The canned goods donated from BMS will supplement the donations from the Guam Department of Education, which will be distributed when the coalition conducts its homeless point in time count at the end of the month.