Students Donate Food to Help Communityby WNY Catholic
KENMORE — During Lent, students at St. John the Baptist School collected items necessary to make tuna noodle casserole, including tuna, cream of mushroom soup, pasta and peas. The food was donated to the Response to Love Center in Buffalo in an eff ort to help stock their pantry with proteins and other food items.
"We've been partnering with the Response to Love Center for over
a year now," said Principal Cynthia Jacobs. "One of our alums, Dianne Barrali, works with the organization and reached out to St. John's. Our junior high students volunteer at their soup kitchen helping to prepare and serve food, and this food drive was a terrific way to get our younger students involved in helping others. The timing was perfect, given the Lenten season, and these food items can provide nutritious meals throughout the year for families. Providing these opportunities for actions are the way we instill a conscience of community and Christian values in our students."
In the picture above, St. John the Baptist School students Mia Sidor (from left), Luke McCloud and Lizzie Murphy pack food in boxes for the Response to Love Center in Buffalo (photo courtesy of St. John the Baptist School).