April 01, 2011 | Linda Klinger

The Gem State Adventist Academy Valentine outreach, led by John Bryson, chaplain, and Denise Serack, food service director, was designed to awaken compassion in students. Students helped prepare mixes (cornbread, brownies, etc.). Then they packed the 50 boxes and delivered them to 25 families in need in the Nampa, Idaho, area.

Each family received two boxes laden with approximately $400 worth of high-quality, healthful food. Approximately half of the funding was provided by an anonymous alumnus. The other half came from community suppliers who offered a discount when they heard about the project.