To kick off the holidays in the spirit of giving, the junior high students of San Antonio Catholic Church in Anaheim Hills took part in their annual Christian Service Project in late October. The students, as well as their catechists and families, spent a week gathering items for and preparing 100 hearty sack lunches for a special community in need within the city of Anaheim.
Once the lunches were packed, a group of 40 students and parents on a Saturday morning, united to distribute the sack lunches at various parks throughout Anaheim. Recipients of the meals were extremely thankful and offered many kind words of appreciation. And while the gift of a nutritious meal for individuals within this community was the intent of this project, the students received an important gift as well. In serving as the hands and feet of Christ for many hungry adults and children, they too were inspired in knowing what a difference each one of them can make through heartfelt gestures of kindness.