Archbishop Carroll High School Students Collect Food for Area’s Needy

November 20, 2002

Archbishop Carroll High School students, faculty, parents and friends are collecting thousands of pounds of food for the needy in the Washington, D.C. area this Thanksgiving season and then delivering the food to 150 families and local shelters in the school’s annual food drive:

Saturday, November 23
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m: Students and faculty collect food in their neighborhoods
2:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.: Students and faculty sort donated items in Archbishop Carroll High School lobby, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE, Washington, DC

Sunday, November 24
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Students and faculty collect food in their neighborhoods
3:00 p.m-6:00 p.m.: Students and faculty sort donated items in Archbishop Carroll High School lobby, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE, Washington, DC

Wednesday, November 27
8:45 a.m.: Student/faculty prayer service: Archbishop Carroll High School auditorium, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE, Washington, DC
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Students/faculty deliver food (due to privacy concerns, media may not photograph food recipients)

During the food drive, students canvass their neighborhoods, leaving a flyer and bag on doorsteps with a scheduled pick-up date. The donations are brought back to the school, weighed and sorted into giant piles. Students then pack boxes containing canned fruit, vegetables, meats, soups, dry cereal, crackers and other items. A turkey is added for each household upon delivery.

Archbishop Carroll senior Franklin Ginwright of Washington, DC, said, “We may not realize it, but an individual or entire family is counting on us to gather food for them so that they can enjoy a nice holiday meal. Each year I collect more food than the previous, and realize the importance of what I have done as an individual and overall importance of what the school has done.”

Contact:
Jennifer Reed
Office of Communications
301-853-4562
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