Community Action takes action on Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Community Action student group is urging students to skip sleeping in on Thanksgiving and instead help prepare meals for people in need. The group is sponsoring Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels Inc., a local organization that gathers hundreds of Twin Cities residents at Cretin-Derham High School in St. Paul to package and deliver Thanksgiving meals. “You go at three in the morning to prepare thanksgiving meals for people who can’t get them,” junior Community Action member Anna Carlson said. Carlson said that disabled and elderly people are often the recipients of the packages. There is no age restriction on packaging items, but you need to be 18 to deliver the meals. Regardless, Community Action hopes that SPA students of all ages come join in the fun on Thanksgiving morning. “Anyone can come! You don’t need to RSVP,” Carlson said.