Local High School Opens Its Doors To Serve Homeless

Posted at 10:30 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 23:45:33-05

Students and their families spent Christmas Eve feeding the homeless at Father Ryan High School.

The school has partnered with Room In The Inn for the last six years to feed and host several homeless guests. 

On Saturday, 20 homeless men visited the Catholic, coeducation college-prep high school for a time of gathering. The school's cooking club prepared the food in advance the day before. 

The menu included chicken pot pie, chicken parmesan with pasta, and banana pudding.

"It is a privilege to serve these people, but also an obligation and duty of ours to take care of the most marginalized in our society," Father Ryan HS Senior Evan Nunez told NewsChannel 5. 

Nunez started the dinner with a prayer followed with time to get to know the guests. Aside from dinner, the men had a place to sleep overnight at the school gymnasium.

"People can stereotype why people are poor," added Nunez. "Ultimately, these are human beings that need our help."

Around 30 students and their parents volunteered, and about 12 students from the cooking club prepared the meal.