MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Volunteers from the Cherry Blossom Festival along with members of the Mentor’s Project grilled up some burgers and dogs today to feed the community.
The 15th annual spring break cookout for the homeless gave kids, who were on spring break this week, the opportunity to come out and give back to their city.
June O’Neal, with the Mentor’s Project, says she wants to make sure her kids have the right foundation for the future, so they can learn to appreciate their community.
“Well the children need to learn to give back and that it’s not all about them. It’s all about everybody. We want this to be the beginning of a lifelong day of service and learning,” O’Neal said.
Dozens of less fortunate people came to the cookout. O’Neal and her young volunteers say the biggest thing they took away from the entire day, was learning the importance of service.