On Sunday, November 14, Monroe students and alumni volunteered at the POTS soup kitchen in the Fordham community. POTS, which stands for Part of the Solution serves unfortunate families and homeless individuals who cannot afford to prepare meals on their own seven days a week. POTS not only provides meals, they also provide a clothing closet and showers for those who are need.
The students helped prepare meals, serve, and clean for those who came in. They also got to see how fortunate they are in times when our economy is at its worst. The experience helped them understand that poverty does not discriminate; it comes in all forms of race, age, and gender. They all agreed that community service is the way to go in order to give back to those who struggle in our own back yard.
Damaris Ortega, a staff member in the Bronx Student Services office and a 2010 alum said, “We have to be grateful for the little things we have in life and appreciate that our abilities to help others can go a long way”.
Individuals interested in volunteering at POTS or providing other community service should get in touch with the Bronx Student Life office.