In preparation for Bishop Donahue’s 1st EVER Canned Food Drive, 4th & 5th graders from Center McMechen School and Bishop Donahue’s NHS 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.
Each of 20 NHS (National Honor Society) students mentored 2 or 3 grade schoolers (about 60 kids in all) to accomplish the important task of delivering about 700 bags in less than 1 hour and fifteen minutes. WOW!!! Principal Wise also got in on the fun of traveling around McMechen delivering bags with a couple of the younger kids.
The Canned Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 beginning at 10AM. 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 within the next 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 24 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.