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Students use spring break to volunteer for food rescue project in Portugal

Students hold the Randolph WildCats banner in Sintra

Students hold the Randolph WildCats banner in Sintra

Fifteen Randolph students spent their spring break in Portugal as part of a food rescue project, serving underprivileged families, elderly, and the homeless.

The students worked with the non-profit organization Refood International, which redirects unserved, leftover food to those in need. Food is collected each afternoon from local restaurants, supermarkets, and other locations, then organized and given to the needy from Refood locations in the evening.

Although the focus of the trip was service based, students also had the opportunity to experience the Portuguese culture and explore Lisbon, Portugal, and surrounding areas. In addition to their time in the capital of Lisbon, service projects took students to Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, and Cabo da Roca. They also met with Stacy DeLano ’71, who has lived in Portugal for the past year.

The photos below were taken by Courtney Hughes ’19, Maya Wheeler ’19, Mackenzie Ambrose ’21, Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19, Kayla Wilhelm ’19, Teliya Stevenson ’19, Samantha Hablas ’19, Rikki Carretta ’19, and Amanda Gelber, assistant director of campus life.

Maya Wheeler and Tyrah Cobb-Davis work at a food bank in the village of EstrelaStudents form a human pyramid in front of Pena Palace in Sintra(From left) Avery Payne, Mackenzie Ambrose, Rebekah Griffith, and Allen Vaytser on a Tuk Tuk tour of LisbonCourtney Hughes Scenic overlook in Graça, Portugal Tags: , , ,
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