Area first-responders are invited to City View Junior/Senior High School Wednesday for a free lunch.
The idea for the lunch is that of senior Seth Johnson. Johnson is a member of the high school’s FCCLA or Family Career and Community Leaders of America.
The organization addresses family, work and other community issues, through programs programed and run by its members.
Johnson is a lifelong Wichita Falls native and said he is so passionate about his community, he wanted to give back to those who give so much. Approaching the school board for approval and several businesses for donations, Johnson said the free lunch should help feed about 200 first-responders.
“I wanted to impact our community. I started with who keeps our community safe.
That’s police officers, firefighters, EMT’S, first-responders, Johnson said.
“I wanted to give back to them directly to keep us safe. Feeding them is the least I can do.”
In addition to donations and the school board, Johnson said the lunch would not be possible without help and guidance from his teacher and FCCLA organization leader Melissa Psencik.
Psencik is a former FCCLA member who started City View High’s chapter.
She said the group started at the beginning of this school year and had no budget; but her group president’s hard work is paying off.
“Nobody has ever done anything like this at our school. And when Seth Johnson our president came to me, I was really excited,” stated Psencik. “It was a big thing we were going to have to plan and it all came together really nicely.”
Interested first-responders are asked to check in at the high school’s front office Wednesday.
The lunch is happening from 11-30 p.m. to 1 p.m.