Under the direction of the school’s Christian Service Club and Theology Department, students have been collecting food donations within the school community to provide holiday dinners for the families, whose names were provided to the school by Catholic Charities. Dinners will include a turkey, fresh produce for salads, 10-pound bag of potatoes, two loaves of bread, half a gallon of milk and a pumpkin pie.
Students assembled the food baskets on Nov. 21 in the school cafeteria. The entire school then particpated in a Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The food baskets and the students delivering the baskets were blessed at the service before delivery to the families. Students left the building around 11:45 a.m. to deliver the baskets to Catholic Charities on Belmont Avenue in a caravan of 12 cars and 40 students.
Additional donations of non-perishable items are being made to various community agencies including the St. Columba Food Pantry.
Photo special to the Town Crier
Cardinal Mooney students who helped load food baskets for Thanksgiving meals for 20 area families included, in front: Carly Shutrump, Natalie Hanna, Sabrina Saadey, Katelyn Kowalczyk, Hannah Balogh, Jordan Stefko. Holding the box is Corey Stefanec and in back are: Niarye Morgan, Brittany Womack, Christine Simko, Erin Boback, Joelle Chahine, Mackenzie Tofil, Carly Gemma, Lauren Illencik, Carlisle Tofil, Stephanie Bucci, Rachel Letscher, Justin Machuga, Caitlyn Yager, Scott Kohl (partially hidden), and Taylor Marconi.