Holy Family-Holy Name School kicks off
annual food drive September 12

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Holy Family-Holy Name School will be collecting canned goods and dry goods from September 12 through November 19.  The items will be given to the St. Lawrence Food Pantry to help feed those less fortunate. 


Collection boxes are located in the school’s front hallway, as well as in each classroom, and donations will be accepted during regular school hours. If you would like to give cash, please make your check payable to “HF-HN Food Drive” and these monies will be converted into food gift cards. Or you can purchase the cards yourself and donate them. 

The school’s food drive efforts are a great example of what’s happening nationwide. More so now than ever, students are stepping up to serve their communities, and kids and their families are realizing that hunger is a reality in every town, not only in our most challenged communities. 

Another unique aspect of this food drive is a real focus on “giving the good stuff,” which encourages families to donate the kinds of foods that have the most impact at a pantry — such as peanut butter, canned tuna fish, and canned vegetables — rather than less nutritious snack items or even simply those foods from the back of the cabinet that rarely get eaten.

Supporters can track the success of the Holy Family-Holy Name School’s drive on the bulletin board in the main hallway.

The contact is vice principal Marianne McGlynn at 508-993-3547.

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