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Union Catholic's "Donate a Plate'' Initiative A Big Success

Mike Conte (on the left) and Union Catholic sophomore Conor Reilly delivered food to a homeless shelter in Elizabeth as part of Union Catholic's 'Donate A Plate'' initiative. Credits: Jim Lambert

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic's Student Movement Against Cancer Club is pleased to announce that its first year "Donate a Plate'' initiative was a huge success.

At last Thursday's Quarters For Cancer Dinner, people had the chance to purchase to-go containers that were donated along with the leftover food to Family Promise, a homeless shelter in Elizabeth.

"It went way better than we had even hoped for,'' said SMAC moderator Mike Conte, who estimated that over 100 plates were donated. "It was awesome. We will do it again next year and we will plan for even more food so we can donate even more."

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"The whole night and "donate a plate'' was super successful. The whole day was about giving, and 'donate a plate'' added an extra element to our giving back and raising awareness and raising money for cancer.'' 

"Donate a plate'' was the idea of sophomore Conor Reilly.

Reilly and Mr. Conte delivered the food to Family Promise on Friday morning. 

"It's such a nice feeling to know we helped so many people out,'' said Reilly. "It's so rewarding and gratifying.''  

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