St. Chris helps feed the hungry

A gen­er­ous gift: Second-graders from St. Chris­toph­er School gath­er around 250 cans of soup that they donated for a food drive held Thanks­giv­ing week. The food will go to the needy ser­viced by Nu­tri­tion­al De­vel­op­ment Ser­vices. MARIA POUCH­NIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO

Stu­dents at St. Chris­toph­er School in Somer­ton col­lec­ted canned goods for Thanks­giv­ing week in sup­port of the Arch­diocese of Phil­adelphia’s Nu­tri­tion­al De­vel­op­ment Ser­vices, which provides meals to needy fam­il­ies.

Young­sters en­rolled in pre-kinder­garten through eighth grade were asked to bring non-per­ish­able soup, ve­get­ables, pota­toes and fruit in­to school on Nov. 25 and 26. The Stu­dent Coun­cil gathered the dona­tions and pack­aged them for de­liv­ery to the meals pro­gram.

Second-graders hos­ted the an­nu­al Thanks­giv­ing Mass for the school and car­ried some of the dona­tions in the open­ing pro­ces­sion to rep­res­ent that they were also giv­ing to Christ while per­form­ing cor­por­al works of mercy.

Ms. Thompson and Mrs. Os­born were the fac­ulty co­ordin­at­ors of the food drive. ••

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