Friday isn’t just the end of the work week. Here at KELOLAND News, it’s also Founder’s Day.
It’s when all of our Nexstar stations reach out to the community through volunteering for the day.
The recipe is simple: peanut butter and jelly. But the end product in the lunchroom is profound for the St. Francis House and the volunteers helping out.
“We interview people and we do stories on all these great causes in the community, but it’s really great to give back ourselves, today,” reporter Claire Lavezzorio said.
KELOLAND News employees prepared sandwiches for the sack lunch program, so guests of the St. Francis House don’t go hungry while they’re away at work.
“Making lunches for people that maybe can’t make the lunches themselves or afford it and they’re out there trying to make a living, too, at the same time So this is a great cause and something great for the community,” meteorologist Scot Mundt said.
Volunteering at the St. Francis House not only helps the guests here but word of all this hard work spreads like jelly throughout the community.
“And they go out and talk about what they’ve done here at the St. Francis House which then generates more people to come to the St. Francis House and support the efforts that we do,” St. Francis House Executive Director Juile Becker said.
Community service, by the slice. A chance for KELOLAND News to give back by making sure those in need, have enough to eat.
Our KELOLAND team also dished up a noon lunch of lasagna. The St. Francis House serves three meals every day, seven days a week.