September 12, 2014

The Great Trinity High School Food Drive

Each September we kick off our works of mercy projects with a major food drive to benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank.  Last year our students raised an amazing 5,700 pounds of food, an accomplishment that garnered the attention of both Bishop Libasci and WMUR.  This year our goal is 5,500 pounds of food which might be tougher as our freshman class is a little smaller than normal.  But I am convinced our students will come through again, especially as there are some incentives and friendly competitions:

1. If we reach our goal of 5,500 pounds we will have a week of dress down days

The shelves are better than last year but they are still in great need
2. The top three homerooms can pick from the following prizes: no homework for a week in theology classes, buffalo wings from Billy's here in Manchester, or donuts from Top Donut in Lowell.

Yesterday I took a group of students over to the Food Bank to learn more about their work and to see who we are assisting.  Erin D'Loughy, the volunteer coordinator, gave us a wonderful tour and a good overall sense of what they do.  The Food Bank provides food to over 400 agencies in the state and last year they distributed 8.5 million pounds of food.  This year they are on track to distribute 10 million pounds.  Our students laughed saying that our 5,000 pounds or so is just a drop in the bucket but Erin said that works out to about 10,000 meals.

If you wish to help out, you can bring your items anytime to the main office.  Thanks as always for doing it for Him.

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