14 December 2015
For the 45th year in a row, students from Central Catholic High School collected canned food bags from community doorsteps Saturday, December 12th. The students spent an entire day December 2nd, delivering empty bags throughout the community with instructions for citizens to fill the bags and leave them on their porches for pick up on the 12th. The Canned Food Drive annual service project is coordinated by CCHS Social Studies Department Chair Jamie Baron.
“Central has been part of the East Wheeling community for 150 years. We feel a responsibility to give of ourselves for the good of this community, and one small way we can do that is through our annual canned food drive to stock the 18th Street Neighborhood Center. We spend hours – weeks, actually – preparing for and carrying out the drive, but if it means that another person, or family, or child doesn’t go to bed hungry for even one night, then no cost to us is too great,” said Ms. Jamie Baron, Canned Food Drive Chair.
CCHS students used this service project to come together to help the community during this Advent season. “The Canned Food Drive really allows students to reach out to their community and express the teachings that Wheeling Central instills in its students. It is not only a great opportunity to help the local food shelters and the less fortunate during the holiday season, but also a way of bonding and having a lot of fun while helping others in need,” stated Senior Isaac Calvert.
In addition to the Canned Food Drive, students are also collecting toiletry items for the House of Hagar Catholic Worker House, and The YSS Winter Freeze Shelter.
All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join us tomorrow and volunteer for the Canned Food Drive pick up day.
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