March 28, 2011
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's basketball accompanied other students and staff members to Beans & Bread, a day resource center in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore, on Sunday morning.
The Greyhounds helped prepare and serve lunch to men, women and children who are materially disadvantaged at the center. Players, who were participating in the outreach program for the second year in a row, helped cook and serve the meal and interacted with the clients.
"(Beans & Bread) presents for Loyola students to meet people in a place outside of their natural comfort zone here at Loyola," Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Jack Dennis, S.J., said. "(Students) have the opportunity to interact with men and women who can broaden their perspectives beyond the Loyola community. The kids are incredibly receptive to serve at Beans & Bread."
Loyola's Center For Community Service and Justice sends a group to serve a meal at Beans & Bread on the last Sunday of every month.
"Father Jack does a tremendous job of providing outreach opportunities for Loyola students," Loyola Head Men's Basketball Coach Jimmy Patsos said. "We would like to thank him for allowing us to be a part of those experiences that can help our players gain perspective on the city that surrounds Loyola."
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