Crossroads for Kids member Ronique Williams sorts food at the Harvest Food Pantry.

Crossroads for Kids member Ronique Williams sorts food at the Harvest Food Pantry.

From Crossroads for Kids, Jan. 21: To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of teenagers from Duxbury-based Crossroads for Kids – a leadership development program serving as many as 1,000 under-resourced youth 7 to 18 each year – spent the morning of Jan. 17 at the Harvest Food Pantry at the Cambridgeport Baptist Church in Cambridge.

The group of sophomores spent three hours at the food pantry, which provides nutritious foods and fresh produce, as well as much-needed clothing. They helped sort enough donations for as many as 75 families, organizing clothing and guiding clients through the space. The volunteer event emphasized social awareness, community action and service and reflected the year-round programs Crossroads for Kids provides for youth from 130 cities and towns across Eastern Massachusetts.

Resting after a morning of volunteering at the Harvest Food Pantry are Mariah Sheets, Rochellyne Altidor, Taysia Alves and Taylor Parkin.

Resting after a morning of volunteering at the Harvest Food Pantry are Mariah Sheets, Rochellyne Altidor, Taysia Alves and Taylor Parkin.

Work at the Harvest Food Pantry in Cambridge was done by group members including Shalaya Jones-Huff, Kyla Sneed and Marquia Williams.

Work at the Harvest Food Pantry in Cambridge was done by group members including Shalaya Jones-Huff, Kyla Sneed and Marquia Williams.

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