Campus Ministry Leads Record Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 27, 2019
Each Thanksgiving season, Christian Brothers Academy students are challenged to give back to their community in a big way.
During the four weeks of this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive, the student body collected a record number of donations: over 28,400 items for local food banks and charities.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive has become a much anticipated tradition at the Academy. In the spirit of service, the homerooms compete to see who can pitch in with the most items. Always led by Campus Ministry, the items are donated for the high volume time for local food banks, but also to help restock the shelves after the holiday season is over.
This year, some athletic teams added to the effort with an impressive collection of their own. The crew, cross country and swimming teams donated thousands of items as part of a team-building exercise.
Ultimately, the student body comes together as one to donate their time and resources toward those who are less fortunate. While the Thanksgiving season certainly highlights this, it very much is the mindset of the CBA community throughout the school year.
To spotlight the good work of the Food Drive, the CBA Digital Network students spent some time with Campus Ministry as they were counting the donations.