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. ••