FCCLA members get cooking

FCCLA members get cooking

Tradition in the Kitchen: FCCLA members, Christina Raines (12) and Danielle Defrancesco (12), prepare to bake cookies for Bridge Centenary.

For a little over three years, FCCLA (Family, Community and Career Leaders of America) club members have slaved over hot stoves, but for a worthy cause. This February, FCCLA will be baking cookies for Bridge Centenary, a homeless shelter that sees about 650 people each day.

This particular shelter provides a safe haven to rest, have a filling meal and connect with a lot of people. This organization provides 3,000 meals per week and 85 percent of their meals are donated.

“We like Bridge because it helps within the community and our FCCLA students always have so much fun making them,” said FCCLA sponsor Mrs. Sam Matoushek.

A past FCCLA member’s mother brought the Bridge program up to the rest of the club and it has been tradition ever since. Members cut out the sugar cookies in the shape of hearts, bake them, ice them and decorate them with sprinkles.

“Everyone is really looking forward to making and decorating the cookies and it always feels good to help out the community,” said FCCLA president Danielle Defrancesco (12).