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Cadets Volunteer for Feed the Children, Packing 800 Boxes of Goods

AFJROTC Program Group Photo Infront of Feed the Children

To help support their local community and develop team-building skills, cadets in Higley Unified School District’s Air Force Junior ROTC program packed eight pallets of goods for Feed the Children.

These eight pallets of goods included 800 boxes that are headed to food-insecure families.

Feed the Children is a program dedicated to ending childhood hunger both at home and abroad. In the United States, the program has distributed more than 79.2 million pounds of food and essential items to children and families who needed them.

Colonel David Vaughn, an instructor with the AFJROTC, said that the work with Feed the Children aligned perfectly with AFJROTC’s mission to “develop citizens of character” and instill a sense of service and community support in cadets.

“We plan to go to Feed the Children five times a year not only because it’s a great cause, but because of the teamwork it promotes among our cadets,” Col. Vaughn said. “To watch seasoned and new cadets with minimal instruction absolutely attack a challenge – assign tasks, communicate, and cooperate – is truly exciting. I know they had fun and are ready for the next opportunity.”