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Marist’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Returns

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Collections for this year’s food drive

The food drive is back. Marist is ready to begin donating food to communities in need. Here’s what’s in store for this year.

The Campus Ministry is working again to collect the resources. Last year, they partnered with Our Lady of Tepeyac to provide food for many families in need. Their intention is to do the same again.

The food drive runs through Tuesday, November 21, finishing before Thanksgiving break. This year, Marist is working with three different local food pantries: Worth Township Food Pantry, Pat’s Pantry, and Maple Morgan Park Pantry. Donations will be spread out to all of these pantries.

In all English periods, students will be shown the flier above and be asked to help bring in the following: canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned soup, peanut butter, jelly or jam, boxed cereal, rice, instant potatoes, pasta, pasta sauce, mac and cheese, stuffing, gravy, and cranberries. These items are to be turned into class.

“The goal is to just help out people that are in need in the local community,” said Mr. Brennan. “I think that because we live in a big city and in a good area, so many of our families are fortunate, but there are people who need help around us.”

“There are a lot of blessings I’ve had,” said Ms. Coyne. “I’ve never had to worry about feeding my kids, or when I was a kid, I was always fed. It’s good to make sure that the school gets to food pantries that can be delivered to people that need it.”

The food drive is all about giving back and being able to provide for those who need it the most. Both Mr. Brennan and Ms. Coyne expressed that giving back is a part of our faith and being called to take care of others is a basic Christian principle.

Faith and community are key Marist values, so applying these to a cause becomes an example of how we can live these out in not only our school community, but to others in surrounding communities as well.

“Giving back is a good concept. And, I think that as much as we are able to do and give back in a sense that makes us feel good too, we’re able to help put a smile on someone’s face for a day, and that’s a good thing,” said Mr. Brennan.

The food drive is a reminder to everyone that even if we are fortunate to have a home, food on our tables, and clothes on our backs, there are still others who do not have the same. Being able to give back and provide a happy Thanksgiving to those who deserve it the most is what it’s all about.

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