Student-Drive Food Drive Supports Parish Food Pantry
The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle is holding a food drive this week, with a goal of bringing in over 700 non-perishable food items to stock the shelves at the St. Matthias food pantry. As of today, the students and staff have brought in over 400 items. If each member of our community brings in two more items, we will earn a dress-down day for Monday! Any donations can be dropped off at the school on Friday. The Parish food pantry collects donations year-round and they can be dropped off at the church office.
While our goal is a fun one, giving is at the heart of this week. Each Friday, members of the community surrounding Saint Matthias are able to receive a bag of non-perishable food. The parish food bank has also helped members of the school community who have fallen on hard times.
Saint Matthias was featured on the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools Facebook page as a part of the “Food Drive Frenzy” to showcase the work of schools to feed those in need this holiday season.
Service is a key part of the work of students at Saint Matthias. This fall, they cooked and served dinner to students at the Catholic Students Center at the University of Maryland. This January they will collect coats for Catholic Charities. Last school year, students worked to support the Latin American Youth Center, Cross Catholic Outreach, Home Away Dog Rescue, the American Diabetes Association, and other local, national, and global organizations.