In preparation for Bishop Donahue’s 2nd Annual Canned Food Drive, 4th & 5th graders from Center McMechen School and Bishop Donahue students partnered up to drop off bags to fill with cans all over the porches in the town of McMechen. This is a co-operative effort between both schools.
33 Bishop Donahue students mentored 60 grade schoolers (about 90 kids in all) to accomplish the important task of delivering about 700 bags in less than 1 hour and fifteen minutes.
The Canned Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 beginning at 10 a.m. All the food collected will go to the Center McMechen Food Pantry, which is housed at Center McMechen School. The food will stay in this community to help our neighbors and friends who need it the most.
Students will also be delivering bags to the town of Benwood after school this week. The citizens of Benwood are also asked to fill the bags with cans and place them on their porches to be picked up on October 22 as well.
In the spring, Bishop Donahue plans to join with All Saints Catholic School located in Moundsville to do the same sort of mentoring partnership with the students there. Everything collected at that Canned Food Drive will benefit Catholic Charities 18th Street Neighborhood Center.