Cincinnati, Ohio – Friday, November 11, 2016 –The shelves at several Cincinnati food pantries are better stocked for the holidays, thanks to the hard work of the entire Saint Ursula Academy community. Students loaded the trucks of four area food pantries with hundreds of boxes of food following the school-wide collection of shelf-stable food and monetary donations.
The students, faculty and staff all support SUA’s Annual Food Drive. Throughout late October and early November, students canvassed their neighborhoods and collected shelf stable food and donations. The food was then boxed and prepared for delivery to area charities.
The morning of November 11, students loaded hundreds of boxes of food into trucks from the participating agencies. Many hands made for light work and the trucks were filled quickly.
This year, the Saint Ursula Academy Annual Food Drive supported four agencies:
Monetary donations that were received as part of the drive will be given to these four agencies so they can purchase fresh produce for distribution to clients. In addition, monetary donations will support Childhood Food Solutions of Cincinnati, http://childhoodfoodsolutions.org/ .
- Society of St. Vincent DePaul, http://www.svdpcincinnati.org/
- Over the Rhine Soup Kitchen and Pantry, http://www.overtherhinekitchen.org/
- Little Sisters of the Poor, http://www.littlesistersofthepoorcincinnati.org/
- Open Door Ministries of Walnut Hills, http://www.opendoorcincinnati.org/
Student Organizers of this year’s food drive were Julia Pucci of Anderson Twp., Kendyl Ferrara of Anderson Twp., Kate Liesch of Green Twp., and Taylor Morgan of Loveland.
Julia Pucci '17, a senior and student food drive organizer, said “We are so fortunate to attend Saint Ursula Academy and know where our next meal will come from. It was important for our entire school community to learn about food insecurity in our area and then be able to take action together to help.”
Student Organizers: L-R: Kendyl Ferrara, Kate Liesch, Julia Pucci, and Taylor Morgan
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. 86% of the Class of 2016 earned college scholarships totaling more than $22-million.