Troy students in S.L.A.M. Club packed 36,936 meals in one day

Earlier this year, Troy Middle School students participated in the nonprofit “Feed my Starving Children” project, which packs and ships nutritious meals designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition in developing countries.

In a packing session at the organization’s Aurora facility, the students packed 171boxes, for a total of 36,936 meals.

Sponsors of the club are Staci Dahlberg, Kelly Papesh and Sandy Smith.

The Troy Middle School SLAM Club, which stands for student leadership and mentoring, teaches students the importance of community service through participation in projects that directly benefit nonprofit organizations.

The club also promotes leadership and school spirit.

SLAM members who participated in the project were Kendall Adelmann, Eva Beck, Madilyn Lulu Bright, Danny Carpenter, Myah Cronch, Bella Cyrkiel, Aubrey DiGiovine, Payton Fraser, Shelby Fraser, Yasmin Hernandez, Makayla Jones, Caiden Koerner, Natalie Lopez,  Aubrey Lynch, Mia Moreno, Saniya Newman, Lucy Offermann, Liliana Perez-Macias, Sophia Phetchamphone, Gabby Piazza, Sydney Piazza, Ella Randich, Tomasita Resendes, Isabelle Serno, Aaron Sprindys, Riley Streit, Shradha Verma and Ryerson Walsh.