When the Escondido Adventist Academy (EAA) Hawks are asked to step up, they do it in a big way. Recently, EAA high school students combined forces with the Escondido SDA Church to provide nonperishable food items for Interfaith Community Services, based in Escondido.
Interfaith Community Services was founded in 1979 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless and underserved populations in North County. Many congregations were providing some relief to people in need, but they found this collaboration allows them to make a much bigger impact on the community.
EAA high school students were challenged to contribute nonperishable food items for Interfaith. In a week’s time, EAA students assembled over 1,000 items for donations. This was a great opportunity to serve in a safe manner during COVID and it was a way to help their own Escondido community during a very challenging time.