La Salle Community Collects Over 20,000 Non-Perishable Food Items to Assist Local Families in Need
La Salle collected a school record of non-perishable food items to stock the shelves of three local food pantries.
The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive - "Every Can Counts" - concluded on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Students, faculty, and staff donated a record number of non-perishable food items - over 20,0000 in total.
The food was used to stock the pantry at Saint Vincent's Parish in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, which serves those in need in North Philadelphia. Additional cans were delivered to the Share Food Program along with The Mission of Saint Joan of Arc in West Kennsington. The drive was coordinated and overseen by student leaders of the Ministry and Service team and through the participation of students in the school's annual "Turkey Bowl" flag football tournament run by Mrs. Marie Stott and the junior class members of Student Council.
A special thank you goes to the top homeroom, 10C, moderated by Mr. Pat Heasley and Mr. Tom Lang, for their efforts in contributing almost 1,400 food items to the drive. Thank you to all who donated. #LeaveToServe
A truly #Lasallian display of giving for our #EveryCanCounts Food Drive announced at our Thanksgiving Prayer Service: we collected 20,452 items to support those in need!— La Salle College HS (@lschs) November 20, 2018
Thanks to all for the support and Homeroom 10C's 1,376 leading the way. #HailLaSalle #LeaveToServe pic.twitter.com/XjLIx1WN1Y