Youth Exchange students joined Pearl Rotarians Oct. 19 to cook dinner for 75 homeless men at Clark Center.
Wednesday after school, inbound student Elisabeth Gruner (here from Germany) and YEO David Bangsund headed out to shop for the ingredients to cook dinner for the men living at Clark Center in SE Portland.
At the center they were joined by Rebound students Lauren Hall (Finland) and Savannah Webber (Peru) who are back after a successful exchange last year, and Rotarians Lori Beight and Don Smith. After an hour and a half of choing, dicing, stirring and baking, they served a hearty meal of minestrone soup and freshly made cornbread to 75 hungry men at the shelter.
Between cooking and serving, Lauren and Savannah (now seniors at Lincoln H.S.) took the opportunity to tell Elisabeth, attending Grant, about their exchanges and give her a few pointers.