Teens help feed Bay Area families

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Hundreds of teens are coming together to help feed hungry families in the Bay Area. 

Ian Marrero and his band of friends sort food items at Religious Community Services to feed hungry families.

"I want to help out the homeless, give back to the community, and set a good faith for the generation of today," Ian said.

The group is part of the Good Samaritan Project. The program is part of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg. Their goal is to supply volunteer opportunities for teens to give back to their community.

"I think that all teens should be doing this," Said Ian. "It's a great cause and that it could change a lot of peoples lives and it's a great thing to do."

RCS provides food and social services for individuals and families in need. They distribute more than 3 million pounds of food a year.

Lauren Misa with Religious Community Services says, "It's wonderful its great to get the kids involved and get involved in the community."

The project is part of a week-long camp that teaches teens about volunteerism with a hands-on approach.

"There're really excited and they do it with joy and that's kind of the cool thing about it," says Andrew Johnson, the Youth Pastor for the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg.

"It's such a great cause in helping others," said Keisha Espinal the youth volunteer coordinator. "It's such a good way to show that you can sacrifice your time."