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Union Catholic's Thanksgiving Food Drive Reaffirms Commitment to Social Justice

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Union Catholic's Thanksgiving Food Drive is latest example of its commitment to Social Justice and helping those in need. Credits: Jim Lambert
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Union Catholic's Thanksgiving Food Drive is latest example of its commitment to Social Justice and helping those in need. Credits: Jim Lambert
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In another great example of Union Catholic’s social justice initiative and its commitment to helping those in need, the school collected 35 baskets of food and 35 turkeys for its Thanksgiving Food Drive, which will be distributed to those in need throughout Union County.

Union Catholic’s Student Council Executive Board and Homeroom Representatives loaded up the food into pickup trucks on Tuesday morning for delivery to Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Food Pantry. The items will then be picked up and dropped off to the needy.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive consisted of donations from every part of the Union Catholic Community as students, faculty, parents, and alumni all pitched in for a great cause.

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“I feel like this project is all about selflessness,’’ said Ms. Ashley Whittemore, the co-moderator of the Thanksgiving Food Drive along with Mrs. Melissa Yezo. “It represents Union Catholic’s commitment to our core values, and shows a great display of respect and a real strong sense of community."

"We all came together as a school community to help those in need, which is what Thanksgiving is all about. We have so much to be collectively thankful for, so it’s nice to give back to people who are less fortunate. And I can’t say enough about the great effort by Ms. Nancy Foulks (Union Catholic’s Director of Alumni Relations), who coordinated the alumni donations.’’

 

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