By: LeAnna Baker '22 and Annabelle Biggins '22
In light of the events of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for food at local food pantries has significantly increased due to the number of families who have been impacted by the economic effects of this crisis. Many of our local food banks are low or nearly empty as more and more families prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays during these unprecedented times. Especially as the holidays are approaching, the importance of helping out and supporting those in the community has become increasingly apparent.
Here at Delone Catholic, the students, faculty, and staff have participated in a food drive to try to assist the food pantries and members of our community in need. Every year, the Delone Catholic Student Council hosts a Thanksgiving Food Drive in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Students, faculty, and staff bring in a variety of different food items or money to be donated to the Hanover Area Council of Churches.
Delone Catholic witnessed the impacts of the virus this year as well, as new policies and procedures affected the way school operates and the way the annual Thanksgiving food drive would usually be run. Despite these adjustments, Delone Catholic students, faculty, and staff were able to provide the Hanover Council of Churches was very pleased with the food goods that we were able to gather for them. The Delone Catholic students and staff were able to provide this organization with multiple boxes of food as well as fifteen $25gift cards to Giant for families in need within our community.
During this time of year, it is especially important to give back and support our local organizations who are trying so hard to provide for our community. As Delone Catholic student council members, we are beyond proud to be a part of a school and student body that emphasizes giving back to our community and helping those in need, especially during the approaching holiday season and the unique situation of COVID. We are very excited to be able to spread cheer and joy to those in need.