1. Donate Food by clicking 'Shop' next to the charity you would like to support. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase for your donation. At the end of the drive all brand new goods ordered online will be shipped to each charity. Online prices include shipping, handling and tax.
2. Purchase a Stop-n-Shop grocery gift card to help purchase turkeys for Blessed Sacrament. You can drop this off at the front desk (in envelopes labeled FOOD DRIVE).
Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry is a community outreach program located at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Bridgeport, CT that serves well over 300 registered families and is supplemented by donations from other parishes and generous individuals. Action for Bridgeport Community Development Inc. (ABCD) which serves 35,000 individuals in need (including youth services) annually through its broad range of services in a six-town area, covering Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, and Trumbull, Connecticut. Operation Hope CT provides over 123,000 meals a year to our neighbors in need. Each month we provide food to more than 200 families, including 100 children in Fairfield County.
The Challenge derives its name from St. Ignatius, who taught, "Love consists of sharing what one has and what one is with those one loves. Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words." We are collectively putting those words into action. Remember we may be a small school but we have BIG hearts and we can make a BIG difference in the lives of hungry families!
A key component of a Jesuit education is caring for the wider community which allows students to gain first-hand knowledge of local, national, and global issues. Through service to the community, the students prepare for the day when they will participate in their world as competent, concerned, and responsible members who are committed to social justice.
Thank you! Your contributions will strengthen our community by helping others in need.