St. John Students in Brunswick Pass Donated Food to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
BRUNSWICK---A tradition for well over a decade, all St. John’s Catholic School students lined up, side by side, from the school on Pleasant Street to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program on Union Street, handing each other food items, one by one, to be donated the program on Wednesday, June 7 (many pictures below).
“This is a service project, of course, but also an initiative that has become a labor of love and a wonderful tradition,” said Shelly Wheeler, principal of the Brunswick school. “Amanda Shorey, one of our teachers, has been heading it up for close to 15 years, and it started before she arrived. Our students have grateful hearts, and we are serving God when we serve one another.”
The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) facility provides food for hundreds of local families through a food bank, food pantry, and soup kitchen. Over 500 pounds of food items, donated by school families, were passed to the program on Wednesday. To view a video of the “human chain,” visit https://fb.watch/l0tk6vlrOZ/.