This Thanksgiving season, Malvern students, parents, faculty and staff donated nearly 11,000 cans of food that will be distributed to local charities to help feed those in need.
The school's annual canned food drive, which began on October 21, eclipsed last year's total of 6,674 cans, according to Larry Legner, Director of Christian Service. Students donated more than 3,000 cans, with another 3,600 donated by Campbell Soup thanks to Mr. David Stangis. Another 4,100 cans were purchased from Wegmans, at a generous discount, with money collected on the Nov. 4 Dress Down Day.
"There are many families right here in Delaware and Chester counties who do not have enough food each day," said Legner. "We are all fortunate not to be in that situation. As Christians, it is our moral responsibility to help the less fortunate, and our boys did a great job in responding to this call of service."
The food will be distributed to local organizations, including St. Katharine Drexel Food Cupboard in Chester, St. Patrick’s in Malvern, and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Frazer.