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Annual Thanksgiving Drive Feeds 130 Local Families

On November 22, PJP students delivered 130 full Thanksgiving meals (turkey, gravy, green beans, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, rolls, and a pie) to local families in need. Forty members of PJP's Community Service Corps (CSC) delivered the meals to local parishes, food pantries, and community organizations.

These local organizations included: St. Mary (Schwenksville), St. Aloysius (Pottstown), St. Patrick (Norristown), Martha's Choice Food Pantry (Catholic Social Services), St. Ann(Phoenixville), St. Gabriel (Stowe), St. Vincent DePaul Society (Sacred Heart Conference, Royersford), St. Columbkill (Boyertown), St. Philip Neri (East Greenville), St. Francis of Assisi (Norristown), and the Fatima Catholic Outreach Center (Bensalem).

More than $6,000 was collected in PJP Theology classes for the past few weeks. CSC members were given shopping lists, and they spanned out across the area over the weekend to purchase items at various supermarkets. The meal bags were blessed by Father Kean at the Thanksgiving Liturgy on Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving!