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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: First Place (Daniel Anthony, Opinion Category); Fifth Place (Brendan Jubulis, Sports)

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Edinboro University & Northwestern Pennsylvania High School Journalism Competition: Third Place (Website)

Food Drive provides meals to community


Over the course of the last few weeks, Cathedral Prep participated in their annual food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Every year, each grade donates food and money and the class with the highest totals win a prize, such as getting donuts. 

The food drive is run by the school’s student council every year. This year it was led by teachers Mr. Baltzer and Mrs. Mackensen along with tudent Council President Michael Vereb.

“Student Council’s annual food drive has always been successful, and this year was no different,” Michael said. “We were glad to see the student body unite over this important cause ahead of the holidays where many struggle to put food on the table.”

The food drive is meant to benefit those who can’t afford food. That is why it’s done at Cathedral Prep around Thanksgiving season. The donations are able to be used for Thanksgiving dinners all around Erie. 

Prep exceeded expectations and surpassed goals with donations this year. The sophomore class donated the most food, giving 398 non-perishable food donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The freshman class raised the most money, bringing in a total of $328. However, it wasn’t just the freshmen and sophomores. Overall the school raised a total of $500 and more than 750 pounds of non-perishable food items.

“The results this year were shocking, but also not shocking at the same time,” Senior Class President Andrew Kolodychak said. “I was surprised to see how much the school raised, but I wasn’t as surprised when I remembered who was donating it. Cathedral Prep is known for their kindness and generosity. These numbers aren’t expected, but [they are] reliable.”

The students at Cathedral Prep hope to change lives through their donations.

“I’m happy our grade donated the most food to the food drive,” sophomore Dylan Danch said. “I’m [also] glad that as a school we were able to come together and bring joy to the families that can’t enjoy the same meals that we do every day, especially on Thanksgiving.” 

It was another successful year to benefit those who feel left out in the community and don’t get to experience the same joys of life as everyone else. Thanks to Cathedral Prep’s food drive, people are able to happily enjoy Thanksgiving meals without worrying about the expenses of it.

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