VIDEO: Hot Chocolate for Hope Fights Hunger
Three students are doing their part to give back at home and abroad.
Three Witch City students are working together to make a difference in Salem and across the world one cup of hot chocolate at a time.
Allan MacTaylor, Elias Papadopoulos and Marta Siemieniaka, all 6th graders, are working together on their Destination Imagination team, headed by Christine MacTaylor.
The team is selling hot chocolate at area schools and accepting donations on its Web site. The students have also collected food, which they are distributing to area pantries.
Last week, the students met with Lifebridge Executive Director Mark Cote to deliver food they had collected to be used in meals at the shelter.
Though they considered different options for their Destination Imagination project, the issue of hunger at home and abroad seemed like the right fit when the team learned that "every six seconds a child dies from malnutrition," Allan said.
"In a year, that would wipe out the population of the states Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire."