The drive runs from Oct. 16 to Nov. 17. The overall goal of the challenge is to raise awareness of hunger in the communities while filling local food banks and pantries with tens of thousands of pounds of provisions for needy families. Last year’s participating schools collectively raised more than 101,000 cans of food, and they are expected to surpass that total this year.
Members of the Fairfield Prep community collecting cans for their Thanksgiving food drive.
An anonymous donor who was inspired by the existing Thanksgiving food drives at each school has pledged up to $250,000 for tuition assistance at the six participating schools. The donation will be divided among the schools based on the amount of food collected per student.
(Washington, D.C., March 13, 2018) — Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has named new rectors for the two Jesuit theology centers in the United States. Fr. Michael Boughton, SJ, will serve as rector of the Faber Jesuit Community at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BCSTM), while Fr. Martin Connell, SJ, will serve as rector of the Jesuit Community at the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) of Santa Clara University.
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