Archbishop Carroll Students Set to Begin Largest High School Food Drive in the Nation

November 07, 2011

This month, students at Archbishop Carroll High School are once again preparing to roll out their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, cited by the Capital Area Food Bank as the largest high school food drive in the nation.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, November 1-16, 2011 from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, November 5, 12 and 19, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, November 6, 13 and 20, 2011 from 12:30-5:00 p.m.
4300 Harewood Road, NE
Washington, DC

Students, families, alumni and community members are invited to drop off canned and boxed foods at the school lobby.

An annual tradition since 1951, the Archbishop Carroll Thanksgiving Food Drive has grown from students bringing in single cans to a massive community collection that is expected to top 50,000 pounds of food this year. Approximately 150-200 students will participate in collecting, sorting and delivering food to needy families. Much of the activity takes place in students’ neighborhoods, where they distribute empty bags for their neighbors to fill. The bags are then brought to the sorting stations in the school lobby. “The food drive has become a pivotal part of our service tradition at Carroll. We look to this year as being our most successful and far-reaching drive ever,” says Stacy Rubens, Archbishop Carroll High School Director of Alumni and Constituent Affairs.

In 2010, the Archbishop Carroll Thanksgiving Food Drive provided food for 12 local agencies and food baskets with a Thanksgiving meal and two weeks worth of additional food for approximately 200 families. This year, the goal is to help 300-350 families.
Archbishop Carroll High School is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational school that welcomes young people and empowers them in an academically rigorous, diverse, and supportive learning environment. Our community works daily to think critically, creatively, and morally so that we can serve God with purpose.

More information and a complete list of the items needed are online at Archbishop Carroll website.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 98 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 30,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

Chieko Noguchi
Office of Communications
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