6th Grade Service Event at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
On Monday, January 29, 6th grade students of St. Margaret School filled bags with non-perishable items to benefit Nutritional Development Services’ (NDS) community food program. NDS is a modern-day equivalent to the miracle of the loaves and fishes as schools, parishes, and individuals give what they can to make a difference. As a result, both the giver and receiver are nourished. Through this project students supported NDS’ community food program in three distinct areas, which are outlined below.
Kid Snack Bags are distributed to local centers and hospitals which serve vulnerable children throughout the five county region. These beneficiaries provide children as well as their families with emergency assistance. Most strive to strengthen families and support optimal healthy growth and development in children.
Outreach Bags are distributed to community based organizations that provide crucial and life-sustaining services to the needy and homeless. Many of these beneficiaries provide outreach services to men and women suffering from chronic mental illness, addiction, life-threatening diseases, and more.
Emergency Food Cupboard Bags are distributed to 40 food cupboards at parishes, community-based centers, Catholic Social Services’ Family Centers, and more. These cupboards provide emergency food assistance to individuals and families.
Thank you to all students who participated!