"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead
While community service is not mandatory, Salem Academy does strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to be active members of the community in which they live. As a result, as many as 80 percent of Academy students regularly lend their time and energy to working with area agencies and other groups.
One example of an agency that sees regular and frequent Academy participation is the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC.
During February, National Honor Society (NHS) members and their advisor volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Winston-Salem one Saturday morning. One aspect of the food bank involves working with local grocery stores that donate slightly damaged items for redistribution to the hungry in our community. In their volunteer work, they helped sort through the donated canned and packaged goods to determine if they would be safe for consumption and also sorted out pet food (pets need to eat too!) and non-grocery items. The NHS also donated 97 pounds of food which were collected at Salem Academy. Thanks to everyone who helped support this valuable endeavor.