On Saturday, April 23, a sense of purpose filled the air in the Spangler Center as members of the Potomac community worked together to support Ukrainians in need. The meal-packing event, attended by more than 100 people, was spearheaded by the Parent Association Service Learning Committee and Upper School students in Potomac’s Global Perspectives and Citizenship (GPAC) program who have been studying food insecurity around the world. With events in Ukraine top of mind, the parents and students took action to organize this meaningful service initiative in partnership with The Outreach Program, a nonprofit organization.
Convoy of Hope, an international relief agency, picked up the more than 21,000 meals that were assembled at the event and will deliver them to displaced Ukrainian families. We thank Potomac parents Kristin Jensen, Katy Moser, and Gretchen Speigel and GPAC students Ali O’Brien ’23, Nuna Endale ’24, Arya Kumar ’23, Madeline Magielnicki ’24, Grace McMiller ’23, Alex Meek ’23, Ayanna Nayar ’24, Clay Turner ’24, and Abigail Woldgebriel ’24 for their leadership. It was wonderful for everyone involved to learn about GPAC and see the sophomores and juniors from that program serving as terrific role models for our community. View photos here.