On Saturday December 11, Berkeley High students served more than 200 people — those without homes or just struggling with the economy — at the school’s 20th Annual Holiday Dinner for the Homeless.

More than 100 students, parents, teachers and staff volunteered to serve a first-class meal for the less fortunate in our community. The menu included ham, corn, bean salads, cranberry sauce and stuffing, as well as a large choice of desserts.

The credit for pulling off such a large and successful event goes to Student Activities Director Chris Young and the many students who worked hard soliciting food donations, preparing, serving and clearing up the dinner. Many parent volunteers also showed up to help.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...