Holiday Food Drive a Success
November 23, 2010
Emmanuel collected food throughout the month of November for the annual Boston Can Share food drive to help replenish the Greater Boston Food Bank's shelves during the high demand holiday season. The food drive was sponsored by the Campus Ministry Office and food was donated by the entire Emmanuel community.
Can Share, now in its 24th year, joins Boston's business and civic community and city departments in the effort to combat hunger in Boston by collecting donated food as well as monetary contributions. Emmanuel participates in the food drive each year, placing boxes in the College Chapel and asking the community to donate what they can.
"We have had our most successful year to date in regards to donations," said Associate Director of Community Service and Service Learning Deirdre Bradley-Turner. "Our community as a whole, including students, faculty, staff and friends, is always so generous when it comes to charitable drives such as the food drive, annual toy drive, clothing drives etc. We are very grateful."
Emmanuel's Facilities department got into the holiday spirit as a group this Thanksgiving, pooling some extra cash together in order to help those in need. The group decided to donate together and each staff member contributed to the cause.
"A few of us were heading over to the market to pick up items for the food drive and we asked if anyone wanted to pitch in. The whole staff contributed happily to the cause," said Associate Director of Facilities Tara D'Errico. "We bought everything from pasta to dessert. It is a great feeling being able to help out families in need, especially as we head into Thanksgiving."
To learn more about the food drive visit Boston Can Share .