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Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

May 30, 2019

The Birdfeeder and free and reduced lunch provide meal security for students in need during the school year. According to junior Victoria Martinez, this service will continue into the summer. “During the summer we want (students) to be able to relax and not have to worry about getting a job to help ...

Prom dresses pose a big decision

Prom dresses pose a big decision

Liberty Powers

May 28, 2019

Although prom has come and gone at Park, students still need to decide what to do with their dresses. Senior Lexi Lee’s dress was taking up space, so when someone asked to buy it, she happily bartered. “It’s just been in my closet for the year,” Lee said. “But recently someone (direct m...

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Birdfeeder offers spring break meal options

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

March 18, 2019

Spring break can be a time of food uncertainty for students who depend on school-supplied meals, according to Birdfeeder student manager, junior Mushtakh Mohammed. “During the week students have school lunch and school breakfast, which is really nice,” Mohammed said. “But then when spring break c...

Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Birdfeeder creates winter meal packs

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

December 16, 2018

Senior and student manager of the Birdfeeder Althea Tyler said the holidays can be a difficult time financially for many families. “It’s a time when families are already buying presents and they might be having a harder time over the break, just because it’s a busy time and there’s more fa...

Birdfeeder starts fresh with new student managers

Birdfeeder starts fresh with new student managers

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 2, 2018

Adviser of the Birdfeeder, Sophia Ross, said students in her community service class help run and manage the in-school food shelf. “The Birdfeeder is part of my community service class and everybody in the class takes part in the Birdfeeder, like helping out with the food drives or telling people...

What do you know about hunger in Minnesota?

What do you know about hunger in Minnesota?

Brooklyn Donelson, Yonit Krebs, and Sumaya Mohamed

January 27, 2018

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Community service provides meals during break

Community service provides meals during break

Sumaya Mohamed, Yonit Krebs, and Brooklyn Donelson

January 10, 2018

With a few months of volunteering experience accomplished, junior Leensa Ahmed said she has enjoyed helping people within the Park community. “It's been pretty cool going out and being able to shop for families who need it, and being a student who’s helping out other students in the St. Louis P...

Senior gives back to community

Senior gives back to community

Nicole Sanford

October 18, 2017

As a part of her community service class, senior Alex Monson joined the Birdfeeder, an organization that packs backpacks of food for Park students in need. Monson said she was elected Birdfeeder manager alongside three of her classmates. Birdfeeder adviser Sophia Ross said more students applied for Bi...

Birdfeeder chooses new managers

Birdfeeder chooses new managers

Nicole Sanford

September 28, 2017

According to Birdfeeder adviser Sophia Ross, the Birdfeeder aims to reach all students at Park in need of food. “The Birdfeeder is a food shelf, ran by high school students in (my) community service class for other students and families that attend St. Louis Park High School,” Ross said. “Our ...

Passion drives service for Birdfeeder manager

Passion drives service for Birdfeeder manager

Sydney Hall and Ruthie Hope

January 18, 2017

Junior Rosie Colacino became a manager of the Birdfeeder this year. “I am one of the birdfeeder managers, along with Dylisi Sheffield and Annika Eldridge,” Colacino said. “I got involved by joining community service class and applying to be one of the Birdfeeder managers.” Adviser Sophia Ross sa...

Bird Feeder raises awareness of holiday hunger

Bird Feeder raises awareness of holiday hunger

Hannah Bernstein

November 25, 2015

Bird Feeder adviser Sophia Ross smiles as she recounts the success of the food shelf’s annual Thanksgiving food drive. She said students struggling with hunger can have a full table for the holidays. “All in all, the food drive was a success,” Ross said. “It’s so important for students to un...

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