Alexandra Koskoris, a freshman studying Public Communications in Newhouse, volunteered for the weekend at The Food Bank of Central New York through a pre-orientation program on campus. There Alexandra helped package fruits and non-perishable foods that would be delivered to impoverished families. She also spent some of her time volunteering at a local food pantry where she helped prepare meals and cleaned dishes for less fortunate families. An obviously humbling experience, Alexandra said that “the amount of work and organization it takes to keep The Food Bank and pantry running was eye-opening. This experience allowed me to help others who don’t have as much as some of us.” As for future civic engagement opportunities, Alexandra is excited to continue her volunteer work with The Food Bank and “create real relationships with people” as she becomes a consistent volunteer.
Contributing Blogger Samantha DeTore, ’15 Arts and Sciences