About 70 hungry and homeless individuals who live at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center in West Palm Beach received a fresh, full-course meal on Nov. 14 courtesy of the Oxbridge Academy. The meal was specially prepared by the school’s executive chef Dan Gasperi and served by Key Club students and supporters.
For more than a year, Oxbridge has sponsored the dinner service twice at month at the Lewis Center. Under the direction of faculty advisor Kate Kilian, members of the Key Club take food prepared by the school and serve it to the homeless in support of the Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers program coordinated by the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County.
The school’s meal service program is generously underwritten by an Oxbridge family.
“A core principle at Oxbridge Academy is teaching students how to serve the school and society with integrity, respect and compassion,” Key Club Advisor Kate Kilian said. “Our students are regularly involved in acts of service, ranging from feeding the homeless to building homes with Habitat for Humanity.”
In 2012, the Lewis Center became Palm Beach County’s first homeless resource center. It offers a range of services to help homeless individuals and families restore a self-sufficient and productive lifestyle.
The Oxbridge Academy is located at 3151 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more info., call (561) 972-9826 or visit www.oapb.org.
ABOVE: Julia Doherty, Hailey Smallwood and Emma Turkki serve food.