| 12/13/2011 23:30 PM
Augusta, GA- Just before going home to spend time with their families for Christmas, the Paine College Lady Lions Basketball team took some time out of their day to give back, and volunteered at the Faith Food Factory. Faith Food Factory is a component of the Golden Harvest Food bank, where volunteers sort, inspect and repack non-perishable donations.
“At Faith Food Factory, there is only one paid position”, states Manager Larry Jenkins. “If it were not for volunteers like the Lady Lions Basketball team, we would have a difficult time getting food to those people who really need it.”
Freshman Lashonda Canty states that “Today is a great opportunity. It makes you realize just how blessed you are.”
“Being able to give of myself today makes me really appreciate how blessed I am to have parents who have been able to work and provide for me, but I will not take it for granted, and I am excited to be able to help someone else”, says freshman Kharyna Stanford.
“Most of our students are fortunate enough to not have to worry about where their next meal will come from” states Lady Lions’ Head Coach Willie Adams. “I wanted my team to continue their spirit of giving back so they can have a greater appreciation of what they have.”
The mission of the Golden Harvest food bank is to end hunger in 30 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.
“Volunteering today, just made my soul feel good!”- Tenesha Jenkins