Students' 'Biscuit Brigade' helps the homeless
By Mellany Armstrong

Updated Monday, February 17, 2014 - 1:24pm

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VIDEO: WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.

Some kids used their day off from school to do some special baking.

WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.

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"We're gonna tell them that these biscuits were made by you, and they're going to be served them tonight," said the Reverend Tom Laymon of the Sunday Breakfast Mission.

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They measured and poured and kneaded and cut biscuits for the hungry and homeless.

"I was kind of nervous about cooking at first, but then I realized it's actually very fun, and I like giving back to the community," said 13-year-old Taryn Jenkins, a student at P.S. duPont Middle School.

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Jenkins was one of about 50 kids from the New Castle County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America who put on gloves, aprons and plastic caps to make biscuits at the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington.

Shawn Hill of Jack and Jill says it's a good lesson.

"We're here hoping to teach them at an early age that it's extremely important to serve the community, and to just give back to those that are less fortunate," she said.

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The kids, ranging in age from 4 to 19, made more than 300 biscuits for the evening meal.




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