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NHS assists Birdfeeder with food and clothing drive

Senior Hayden Haase packs food for donations Dec. 11. The National Honors Society joins the Birdfeeder and Clothing Closet to help the community. As an incentive, all three groups are giving a donut party to the third hour that donates the most items.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

December 12, 2019

Feeling optimistic about the food and clothing drive provided by National Honor Society (NHS) members for Birdfeeder Dec. 9-13, co-manager and junior Ayan Hassan said it will impact Park in a positive way.  “It’s really helpful that (the) NHS wants to help us because it's a way for students to get...

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Senior Hayden Haase packs food for Thanksgiving meals Nov. 26. Junior Ayan Hassan helped organize the event in an effort to give families food for Thanksgiving.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

November 27, 2019

As a way to assist families over Thanksgiving break Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Birdfeeder co-manager junior Ayan Hassan said the club will shop for items to pack meals for students in need.  “This Thanksgiving we are giving out meals to students who want food to take home for their families,” Hassan said...

Birdfeeder expands impact on Park

Senior and Clothing Closet manager Hayden Haase hangs a dress Oct. 28 in the recently opened Clothing Closet. Students can come in during third hour to pick out clothes for free.

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed

October 31, 2019

In order to prevent worry about access to basic necessities such as food, Birdfeeder supervisor Sophia Ross said the Birdfeeder works to relieve students of this stress. “Our school is either at 34% or 35% free or reduced lunch. When I’m hungry, I can’t get my mind off...

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Senior Altheagrace Tyler packs a bag for students in need of food May 28. Birdfeeder is accepting applications from students who need food over the summer until May 31.

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

Senior Ava Townsend folds clothing in order to get The Clothing Closet ready for students. The Clothing Closet is open Tuesday through Thursday during third hour for any students looking for free secondhand clothing.

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

Juniors Victoria Martinez and Mushtakh Mohammad pack bags March 7, for students in need of food. The Birdfeeder is accepting applications for students who rely on school breakfast and lunch and won't have access to food during spring break.

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

Student managers of the Birdfeeder, senior Althea Tyler and junior Victoria Martinez, pack winter meal packs during their community service class on Dec. 14. Forms to receive food from the Birdfeeder will be available in the counseling office until Dec. 17.

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

Bird Feeder supervisor Sophia Ross, explains to Bird Feeder members what needs to be done to the food shelf, Sept. 20. The Bird Feeder recently got a donation of food and backpacks and are always looking for more donations.

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?

Junior Maddy Gonzalez restocks cereal for Birdfeeder. Birdfeeder bags are available every Friday for students.

Brooklyn Donelson, Yonit Krebs, and Sumaya Mohamed

January 27, 2018

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Community service provides meals during break

Senior Birdfeeder manager Alex Monson creates posters promoting the Birdfeeder. Birdfeeder gave out food to students in need for winter 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 Birdfeeder manager Alex Monson creates posters promoting the Birdfeeder. Birdfeeder gave out food to students in need for winter break.

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

Junior Maddy Gonzalez restocks cereal for Birdfeeder. Birdfeeder bags are available every Friday for students.

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 ...

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