FOR THOSE IN NEED — Pictured, from left, front row: Deanna Garwol of Depew, Amy Griffin of West Seneca, Emily Eich of Derby and Shannon Snyder of Derby. Back row: Amanda Mohler of Hamburg, Julia Lalka of Lake View, Monica Shubbe of Hamburg, Rachel Luczak of Lancaster, Isabelle Blanchard of East Aurora, Grace Coughlin of Blasdell, Gabrielle Wind of Hamburg and Claire Hull of Hamburg. Photo submitted by Kimberlee Marciniak.
HAMBURG — In a stated effort of ensuring that local food pantries receive attention and support year-round, many students, faculty and staff members donated three or more cans of soup or other non-perishable food items for Immaculata Academy’s “Soup-er Bowl.”
Less than an hour into the school day, 600 items were collected.
“An event like this helps our students gain a better understanding of the needs of others,” said Deacon Robb Ciezki, campus minister and Franciscan Club president. “Our Franciscan values teach the students to appreciate their lives and encourage them to help those less fortunate in our community.”
The donations were delivered to the Saints Peter & Paul Parish Outreach in Hamburg.
Last year, the parish outreach assisted more than 28,000 people, allowing for the preparation of 25,000 meals. Immaculata’s donation will go to local families.
The activity was sponsored by Immaculata’s Franciscan Club.