Godby High School students giving back, feeding the homeless

Published: Jan. 28, 2017 at 1:08 PM EST
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By: Erika Fernandez

January 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Nearly 20 students from Godby High School are reaching out to the community, and helping out in a big way. Saturday morning, students held their very own soup kitchen in front of Kearney Center.

On a brisk Saturday morning, these students are changing lives.

"All of us are only one incident away from being homeless so we really need to take that into consideration and be nice to everyone and love everyone," says Guidance Counselor, Darius Jones.

Students from the 'Best and Brightest' program at Godby High School are stepping out of their comfort zone and proving you don't have to be a certain age to help others in need.

"It’s really cold out here but I can honestly say it warms my heart because I know that I’m helping somebody else that can't fend for themselves right now," says Christian Boid, a senior at Godby High School.

Boid has volunteered for nearly four years. He says he hopes teens his age realize the kind of impact you can have on others.

"I realized how blessed I am and how fortunate I am and how fortunate others aren't and it really impacts me as a person that someone else is doing worse than me and I can help them out," Boid says.

Some students saying Saturday’s putting things into perspective for them.

"I’m freezing and I hate being cold and it feels like, this is what they have to go through every day so it's kind of, it's sad but it's also the truth so it's real," senior, Alexus Harris says.

"Giving back and knowing the feelings or hardships that others go through, it matters. And giving back it matters as well because you're giving a part of your life for others which they appreciate," senior, Anas Alhumiuri says.

A group of young people are paving the way for others, one scoop at a time.

Students say they fed over 100 people, providing soup, chili, sandwiches, and hot chocolate, all of which was made by the students themselves.

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