Saturday, October 22, 2016 marked the 2nd Annual All School Canned Food Drive at Bishop Donahue High School. 35 students, teachers, and parents canvassed the neighborhoods of Benwood and McMechen to collect about 1600 cans and non-perishable food items.
This project was operated in conjunction with Center McMechen Elementary, where a food pantry was established 2013 by a then 3 year old Noah Grigsby and his family. Noah is now in 1st Grade and countless families have been fed through one little boy’s dream of making sure all of his friends have enough to eat.
This is just one way in which the Bishops are living out the Marks of a Marist Student: by being a spirit-filled members of family and community, of being student leaders, and acting as agents of justice and service.
Plans are already underway to join with All Saints Catholic School in April to do the same sort of project in Moundsville and all the food will go to benefit Catholic Charities 18th Street Neighborhood Center in Wheeling.