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Students receive hands on lesson in humanity

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Students in the Hancock Place School District are delivering Meals on Wheels (Credit: KMOV). Students in the Hancock Place School District are delivering Meals on Wheels (Credit: KMOV).

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Students in the Hancock Place School District are getting a hands on lesson in humanity.

Each Tuesday, the students deliver Meals on Wheels.

"It makes me feel good. I love volunteering and helping people out," said Jordan Owens, sophomore.

District leaders believe student development should involve more than just class work.

"I think that students have bigger responsibility outside of just coming to school to learn about math and reading and literacy. There's a bigger world out there. Part of that world is giving back," said Dr. Kevin Carl, Superintendent of the Hancock Place Student District.

The senior citizens have grown to rely on the deliveries.

"It’s great just knowing that we have that kind of impact on our neighbors and everything," said Krystal Williams, sophomore. 

The charity work helps bridge a gap between the two generations. It also helps students form a real understanding of the world.

"Being able just to go out and get a meal or make a meal is something that many of us just think that everyone can do and that's just not the case," said Dr. Carl.

More Meals on Wheels delivery drivers are need. If you would like to help, click here.

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