Thanksgiving Feed-a-Family Program

    November 20, 2018

    Campus Ministries’ Center for Service & Social Justice (CMCSSJ) held its 15th annual. Thanksgiving Feed-a-Family Program at Valley View Terrace on Sunday, November 18.

    Two hundred families received all the fixings to make a Thanksgiving dinner – including the turkey, stuffing, vegetables, and pie for dessert. 107 students volunteered to unload the food items from the delivery trucks, sort food into bags, distribute items to families, and help carry the groceries to families’ apartments. 

    Of the Thanksgiving meal program, Stas Postowski ’20, a marketing major, said the event opened his eyes. “Going to school, you feel like you have it tough, but then I came here and I realize it could always be tougher. So if we can play any part in making daily life easier for one person, then it makes the whole thing worth it.”

    The Feed-a-Family Program at Valley View is a collaborative program with Friends of the Poor. Valley View Terrace is a low-income public housing complex in Scranton. CMCSSJ facilitates an after-school program twice weekly at Valley View with Marywood University students.

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