Colts Deliver for Those In Need This Thanksgiving Season
November 23, 2021
One of the most impactful CBA traditions is the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive each November.
For approximately 23 days, the student body is encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items, bottled water, and hygiene and baby products.
With the pandemic exacerbating the needs of families this holiday season, Academy men delivered for the greater community.
Over 45,500 items were collected by Campus Ministry during this year’s food drive, which is by far the CBA record. Eight different food banks, kitchens, and shelters have been supported by CBA’s food drive this month, with more locations planned leading up to Christmas.
“Our Academy men gave tremendous support to this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive,” said Matt Butler, Campus Ministry director. “The efforts by our students will resonate throughout our community and allow families to breathe a slight sigh of relief during this tough time of year.”
Before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the student body gathered for the Thanksgiving Prayer Service to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday. In what has become a tradition, students and teachers presented offerings of items that the CBA community is thankful for.
Mr. and Mrs. Meehan offered a basket of food for the gift of family. Two teachers brought textbooks and a laptop for the gift of the CBA faculty and staff. Brother Tim Ahern presented a Lasallian icon for the gift of our Lasallian family. Two teachers and a performing arts student offered a musical instrument, athletic jersey, and a theater playbill for the gift of our students’ talents. Finally, a teacher and student brought up a candle and crucifix for God’s providence and the gift of faith.