The fall cookoff, put on by the Intensive Resource (IR) program is an annual tradition at Hamilton High School. The IR taff and students work together to serve food to the Hamilton Community Schools staff for a donation, which goes directly back to help fund the program.

"It's a way to fundraise for our program and help the students learn social and money skills while also being a servant to the people inside of our building," said IR teacher and organizer, Mackenzie Westra.

The students volunteered in different roles, including helping with the grill, serving food, taking money, and cleaning off tables.

"The students love the interaction with the staff and the staff has had so many smiles coming in here, they're all so good with my students," Westra added.

Westra's students certainly are learning a lot of skills to use down the road.

"What I've learned through doing this is kindness about helping people," said senior and cookout helper, Callie Fisher.