Faith in Action

Posted November 20, 2023 in News

Thanks to our Diocesan partner schools, Catholic Charities’ food pantry is ready to serve our hungry community members this holiday season. The students at St. Ann School, Emmaus and Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School, Northampton answered the call to service. Catholic Charities needed help to fill the empty pantry shelves, and without hesitation, answered the call to service. Mrs. Sue Parker, Principal at Good Shepherd, reflects on her students’ and families’ generosity.

“Good Shepherd Catholic School students participate in monthly dress-down days throughout the school year and the “cost” for the days is a donation of some kind to a charity or someone in need. When the call came in from Catholic Charities, we knew we had to jump in and help. We planned a dress-down day (because who doesn’t love a dress-down day) and asked all students to bring in at least one can or box of non-perishable food. The response was overwhelming. We collected approximately 16 boxes full of food and were proud to call Catholic Charities who came to pick everything up right away. Our GSCS families are so generous! We were so happy to be able to help those in our own Diocese who need it most.”

St. Ann School, Emmaus provided Catholic Charities with a full van of donations. We are so thankful for our partner schools for helping us in our mission. Other schools throughout the Diocese, continues to answer the call to supply other necessary items to those in need.

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