EMS Students Lend a Hand at Rosie's Place
Eleven eighth grade students from Landmark Elementary•Middle School traveled into Boston on November 27 to help prepare and serve about 150 lunches at Rosie's Place. Students were involved in several stages of the process, from food preparation to serving the meals.
Prior to the meal, students set tables and helped with food preparation (cutting tomatoes, cucumbers, and bread and making salad). Students then served the meal. Each student was given a job where the focus was on distributing the prepared food as efficiently as possible, while being sensitive to people's needs. Students did this with a sense of pride, while learning valuable lessons during the course of their experience.
Rosie's Place was established in 1974—it was the first women's shelter in the United States. It provides meals, shelter, education services, and other resources for poor and homeless women.