Serving others with kindness


La Monte students volunteer at the Salvation Army

La Monte sophomore Cynthia Fernandez removes a tray from the sink while volunteer Linda Ricker washes dishes Thursday morning at the Salvation Army, 1200 W. Broadway Blvd. Seven students enrolled in the advanced foods class at La Monte volunteered to prepare and serve the lunch at the site. La Monte FCCLA instructor Doris Jolly said she read an article in the Democrat about the center seeking volunteers and thought it would be a tremendous experience for her students. “Anytime you can instill values and make a difference in helping others is a benefit for us all,” Jolly said.


Charlie Fletcher has a smile on his face as he is given instructions for serving the meal he helped to prepare for guests at the Salvation Army’s lunch program Thursday while his classmate Sandra Arroyo looks on. The students served sloppy joes, green beans, fruit salad and pumpkin cake to 42 visitors. The Salvation Army serves lunch daily from noon to 12:45 p.m. at no cost to the guests.


From left, Ashley Tanguna, Cynthia Fernandez, Julisa Lemus and Lindsey Fisher listen as Ken Johnson (not pictured), a volunteer at the Salvation Army, explains how the center stores and receives donated food items. Members of the Advanced Foods class in La Monte said they were glad they had the opportunity to help with the lunch program because it gave them the opportunity to practice their cooking skills while helping others.


Cris Alexander, left, hands Lindsey Foster warmed buns for the sloppy joes that were part of the lunch the Advanced Foods class at La Monte High School prepared at the Salvation Army. Volunteer Ken Johnson explained to the class that 90 percent of the patrons who come to the center visit on a daily basis so it is important to serve a variety of menu items. Jackson told the students no one really wants to eat spaghetti five days a week so they kept a large supply of food on hand.


Sandra Arroyo, a senior at La Monte High School places a serving of green beans on a plate before her classmates add the rest of the lunch — sloppy joes, fruit salad, and pumpkin cake — to the plates. The students prepared the meal and also served 42 visitors at the Salvation Army on Thursday. Before leaving, several of the guests thanked the students telling them how good the lunch was and complimenting them on the service with a smile and kindness.


La Monte students volunteer at the Salvation Army

La Monte sophomore Cynthia Fernandez removes a tray from the sink while volunteer Linda Ricker washes dishes Thursday morning at the Salvation Army, 1200 W. Broadway Blvd. Seven students enrolled in the advanced foods class at La Monte volunteered to prepare and serve the lunch at the site. La Monte FCCLA instructor Doris Jolly said she read an article in the Democrat about the center seeking volunteers and thought it would be a tremendous experience for her students. “Anytime you can instill values and make a difference in helping others is a benefit for us all,” Jolly said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022616lamonte-lunch1-3.jpgLa Monte sophomore Cynthia Fernandez removes a tray from the sink while volunteer Linda Ricker washes dishes Thursday morning at the Salvation Army, 1200 W. Broadway Blvd. Seven students enrolled in the advanced foods class at La Monte volunteered to prepare and serve the lunch at the site. La Monte FCCLA instructor Doris Jolly said she read an article in the Democrat about the center seeking volunteers and thought it would be a tremendous experience for her students. “Anytime you can instill values and make a difference in helping others is a benefit for us all,” Jolly said.

Charlie Fletcher has a smile on his face as he is given instructions for serving the meal he helped to prepare for guests at the Salvation Army’s lunch program Thursday while his classmate Sandra Arroyo looks on. The students served sloppy joes, green beans, fruit salad and pumpkin cake to 42 visitors. The Salvation Army serves lunch daily from noon to 12:45 p.m. at no cost to the guests.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022616lamonte-lunch-2-3.jpgCharlie Fletcher has a smile on his face as he is given instructions for serving the meal he helped to prepare for guests at the Salvation Army’s lunch program Thursday while his classmate Sandra Arroyo looks on. The students served sloppy joes, green beans, fruit salad and pumpkin cake to 42 visitors. The Salvation Army serves lunch daily from noon to 12:45 p.m. at no cost to the guests.

From left, Ashley Tanguna, Cynthia Fernandez, Julisa Lemus and Lindsey Fisher listen as Ken Johnson (not pictured), a volunteer at the Salvation Army, explains how the center stores and receives donated food items. Members of the Advanced Foods class in La Monte said they were glad they had the opportunity to help with the lunch program because it gave them the opportunity to practice their cooking skills while helping others.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022616lamonte-lunch3-3.jpgFrom left, Ashley Tanguna, Cynthia Fernandez, Julisa Lemus and Lindsey Fisher listen as Ken Johnson (not pictured), a volunteer at the Salvation Army, explains how the center stores and receives donated food items. Members of the Advanced Foods class in La Monte said they were glad they had the opportunity to help with the lunch program because it gave them the opportunity to practice their cooking skills while helping others.

Cris Alexander, left, hands Lindsey Foster warmed buns for the sloppy joes that were part of the lunch the Advanced Foods class at La Monte High School prepared at the Salvation Army. Volunteer Ken Johnson explained to the class that 90 percent of the patrons who come to the center visit on a daily basis so it is important to serve a variety of menu items. Jackson told the students no one really wants to eat spaghetti five days a week so they kept a large supply of food on hand.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022616la-monte-lunch4-3.jpgCris Alexander, left, hands Lindsey Foster warmed buns for the sloppy joes that were part of the lunch the Advanced Foods class at La Monte High School prepared at the Salvation Army. Volunteer Ken Johnson explained to the class that 90 percent of the patrons who come to the center visit on a daily basis so it is important to serve a variety of menu items. Jackson told the students no one really wants to eat spaghetti five days a week so they kept a large supply of food on hand.

Sandra Arroyo, a senior at La Monte High School places a serving of green beans on a plate before her classmates add the rest of the lunch — sloppy joes, fruit salad, and pumpkin cake — to the plates. The students prepared the meal and also served 42 visitors at the Salvation Army on Thursday. Before leaving, several of the guests thanked the students telling them how good the lunch was and complimenting them on the service with a smile and kindness.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tsd022616lamonte-lunch5-3.jpgSandra Arroyo, a senior at La Monte High School places a serving of green beans on a plate before her classmates add the rest of the lunch — sloppy joes, fruit salad, and pumpkin cake — to the plates. The students prepared the meal and also served 42 visitors at the Salvation Army on Thursday. Before leaving, several of the guests thanked the students telling them how good the lunch was and complimenting them on the service with a smile and kindness.

La Monte sophomore Cynthia Fernandez removes a tray from the sink while volunteer Linda Ricker washes dishes Thursday morning at the Salvation Army, 1200 W. Broadway Blvd. Seven students enrolled in the advanced foods class at La Monte volunteered to prepare and serve the lunch at the site. La Monte FCCLA instructor Doris Jolly said she read an article in the Democrat about the center seeking volunteers and thought it would be a tremendous experience for her students. “Anytime you can instill values and make a difference in helping others is a benefit for us all,” Jolly said.

Charlie Fletcher has a smile on his face as he is given instructions for serving the meal he helped to prepare for guests at the Salvation Army’s lunch program Thursday while his classmate Sandra Arroyo looks on. The students served sloppy joes, green beans, fruit salad and pumpkin cake to 42 visitors. The Salvation Army serves lunch daily from noon to 12:45 p.m. at no cost to the guests.

From left, Ashley Tanguna, Cynthia Fernandez, Julisa Lemus and Lindsey Fisher listen as Ken Johnson (not pictured), a volunteer at the Salvation Army, explains how the center stores and receives donated food items. Members of the Advanced Foods class in La Monte said they were glad they had the opportunity to help with the lunch program because it gave them the opportunity to practice their cooking skills while helping others.

Cris Alexander, left, hands Lindsey Foster warmed buns for the sloppy joes that were part of the lunch the Advanced Foods class at La Monte High School prepared at the Salvation Army. Volunteer Ken Johnson explained to the class that 90 percent of the patrons who come to the center visit on a daily basis so it is important to serve a variety of menu items. Jackson told the students no one really wants to eat spaghetti five days a week so they kept a large supply of food on hand.

Sandra Arroyo, a senior at La Monte High School places a serving of green beans on a plate before her classmates add the rest of the lunch — sloppy joes, fruit salad, and pumpkin cake — to the plates. The students prepared the meal and also served 42 visitors at the Salvation Army on Thursday. Before leaving, several of the guests thanked the students telling them how good the lunch was and complimenting them on the service with a smile and kindness.

Editor’s note: This photo package has been updated to correct the address of the Salvation Army and corrects the spelling of volunteer Ken Johnson’s name.

Sedalia Democrat

Editor’s note: This photo package has been updated to correct the address of the Salvation Army and corrects the spelling of volunteer Ken Johnson’s name.

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