Wood Hill Middle School students participated in No One Eats Alone Day on Thursday.
The goal of the day was to make sure no one was eating alone, and encouraged students to meet and engage with new classmates and peers, according to a press release on the event.
Student volunteers organized the lunches, and a group of student volunteers from grades six through eight organized the event. The statement said a family-style lunch was included, as well as games to get to know one another better and a photo booth. All three lunch periods participated.
No One Eats Alone Day is a lunchtime school event created by students that seeks to reverse the trends of social isolation by asking students to engage in simple acts of kindness at lunch. The day, which has schools in all 50 states that participate, is about being inclusive and getting to know your peers.