Posted Date: 10/09/2020
Recently, Nourish, a community service project led by three Laredo teens, Eduardo Cañamar, Lorena Tellez, and Mateo Cañamar, donated care packages to the McKinney-Vento Program, a branch of the United ISD Federal & State Programs Department.
The teens began volunteering their time together at local food distributions early this year. They were inspired to do so by the example set by their grandfather, David Morales, who for years has been a big part of various local food distribution groups. With awareness of the significant need in Laredo, these cousins set a plan in action, and Nourish was born. They began collecting donations to purchase and package teen hygiene packets at every food distribution drive they volunteered at. Team Nourish saw the tremendous need that was in our community due to Covid-19, and after the success of their first few personal teen hygiene pack distributions, they aim to continue helping the community as a way to carry on their grandfather’s legacy. The goal of Nourish is to help our community by nourishing minds, bodies, and souls. They nourish minds through uplifting stories and positive affirmations; bodies by helping distribute food to those in need; and souls by bringing the message of God in everything they do.
Photo: Pictured, from left to right: Rebecca Coss-Morales, Executive Director of Federal & State Programs; Lorena Tellez, Nourish; Mateo Cañamar, Nourish; Sara Hernandez, Federal Programs Coordinator; and Isabel Stellema, Resiliency Program Coordinator.