Posted on December 15, 2012 · Posted in Blog, Press Release

Since 1994, students from St. Laurence High School have been serving in the soup kitchen at St. Pius church, located in Chicago.  In 1994, the leadership of the Blessed Edmund Rice Christian Brothers assigned Brother Fitzsimmons to start the program with St. Laurence students.  Brother Fitzsimmons took students to the soup kitchen for two years, until Brother Chuck McKenna took over in 1996.

St. Pius operates a soup kitchen on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, and St. Laurence students serve lunch to the homeless there every Friday.  Since he started leading the program, Brother McKenna said there have always been students interested in volunteering, and they have a positive experience at the soup kitchen.  While at St. Pius, students help set up, serve food to the homeless who come, and clear the food after lunch.  Brother McKenna said the most rewarding part of this experience for him is, “Doing my little bit in helping the poor, and providing an opportunity for students to serve; I think it’s an eye-opener for them.”