By Caitlin Morley
Photo by Lauren Peterson
Tommies Together | Page 42
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members
came together to work toward
a greater cause at the Tommies
Together two-day volunteer event
with Feed My Starving Children.
Three hundred seventy three
volunteers worked with one
another on the second floor of the
Anderson Student Center to pack
meals for those in need.
Morgan Henry reflected on her
experience serving: “Volunteering
at Feed My Starving Children has
always been a great experience
for me, but doing it at St. Thomas
made the experience even better.
I got to volunteer with a bunch of
passionate fellow Tommies, which
was a lot of fun and I met a lot of
The Tommies Together Volunteer Center offers students,
faculty, staff and alumni with
opportunities to give back.
“Volunteering has become a
passion for me,” said Sarah Schuler.
This year’s annual Tommies
Together Day of Service was spent
hosting a MobilePack event with
Feed My Starving Children. In just
two days, volunteers on campus
substantially impacted this cause.
Volunteers packed a total of
111,024 meals for those in need.
This is enough to feed 304 children
for an entire year. “We packed
thousands of meals for kids, and
knowing that so many kids would
be impacted by the work we did
at St. Thomas for just two hours of
our time felt amazing,” Henry said.
The Tommies Togethermission is to inspire students to explore
the various social, cultural and
environmental problems, while
also engaging in the community
and giving back. Henry said:
“It is so rewarding to know that
something you have done will
change the lives of others. I plan
to continue to volunteer with
Feed My Starving Children and I
hope that St. Thomas will continue
hosting a MobilePack.”
Service with Feed My Starving Children resonated with many
volunteers. “Participating in Feed
My Starving Children on campus
fully encompassed ‘All for the
common good.’ Not only was it
a great opportunity to give back,
but also an energetic environment
to get to know other students.
The time passed so quickly, I
just wanted to keep going,” said