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Saint Joseph High School Students Provide Food for Over 500 Families Through Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

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St. Joseph High School students collected food for 500 families this Thanksgiving. Credits: Ryan Michelson
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Students load car with food for hungry families. Credits: Ryan Michelson
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Justin Fleetwood Credits: John Mooney
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METUCHEN, NJ -- For over 40 years, the Saint Joseph High School community has provided Thanksgiving Food baskets for thousands in need throughout New Jersey as a part of its Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The 2015 Food Drive raised over $20,000, surpassing this year’s goal of $15,000, to purchase Thanksgiving baskets and turkeys for over 500 families.
 
Throughout the months of October and November, members of Campus Ministry and Student Council asked their peers to sacrifice for those people in great need.

Mark McGuire, a senior, spoke of the tremendous sacrifice of his fellow classmates: “Here at Saint Joseph High School, we strive daily to put the divine precept of sacrifice into action in our everyday lives. We gave generously of our livelihood, as with our Thanksgiving Food Drive collection, through which we were able to raise over $20,000 in order to provide over 500 low-income families with a Thanksgiving meal that they would not otherwise have been able to enjoy.”
 
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Zachary Abbey, a sophomore, included that giving alms is one of the many “ways in which we offer praise and Thanksgiving to Jesus Christ for showing mercy toward us. By us being merciful or showing loving-kindness, we have charitably allotted 500 families the chance to give thanks to God for the great meal which they have.”
 
“The overwhelming success of this year’s Food Drive was a true testament to the entire community’s, particularly the students’, desire to become servant leaders and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ," said Justin Fleetwood, principal of St. Joseph High School. "The outpouring of support for this collection for families that our students have never met truly is a remarkable achievement and testament to what it means to be a ‘Saint Joseph Man’.”

Saint Joseph High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys, college preparatory school located in Metuchen, New Jersey. It is operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who have been active in America since 1847. The mission of the school is to cultivate a desire for life-long learning, nurture the integration of faith and academic inquiry, and instill values of integrity and compassion in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

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