The Evening Sandwich Program is a great way to give back to the Waterville community and connect with locals that volunteer.  The group at ESP is a really solid community and this semester we’ve been working on adding more volunteers after so many graduated last year.  We have quite a few new volunteers, many of whom are freshmen, and I think the weekly volunteer time is a great way to meet new members of the Colby and Waterville community.  We’re working on connecting with other groups on campus to possibly arrange a time for clubs to give back to the community during the holiday season.  We’ve been serving roughly 200 meals a day to adults and children in need, no questions asked.  With each new volunteer, the meals are made faster and older volunteers are able to take a break. I think building up the Colby presence within ESP has been an important part of this semester, and we look forward to continuing to spread the word about the program.  Hopefully this December will bring opportunities for fundraising projects and outreach from other groups on campus that can give the hardworking Waterville volunteers a break!

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ESP volunteers preparing meals
(Photo compliments of Alice Anamosa of The Colby Echo)