for City Harvest
Last year, through their efforts in The Great Ignatian Challenge, the Loyola community proudly raised 11,000 non-perishable food items for those facing hunger in our local communities. We are incredibly proud of the goodwill and effort shown by the entire School community and we are hoping for an especially enthusiastic response this year as we have raised the bar with an ambitious goal to raise 15,000 non-perishable food items.
This year Loyola will be collecting food for City Harvest. Donating Goods is Easy! Click on Shop Now to purchase the goods you wish to donate. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase and all donations will be shipped at the close of the drive directly to City Harvest. Â Online prices include shipping, handling and tax.Â For 34 years, City Harvest has worked to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions. To learn more visit cityharvest.org.
â€œLove ought to show itself in deed more than in words.â€ â€“ St Ignatius Loyola
For the second year in a row, Loyola and five other Jesuit high schools â€“ Fairfield Prep, Fordham Prep, St. Peterâ€™s Prep, Regis, and Xavier â€“ are being called to actively respond to the words of St. Ignatius, in a friendly but spirited competition, The Great Ignatian Challenge.Â Through their collective food drive efforts these 6 metro-area Jesuit schools will work to raise hunger awareness while filling local food banks and pantries with tens of thousands of pounds of much-needed provisions for needy families in New York, Connecticut, and Northern New Jersey.
An anonymous donor who was inspired by the existing Thanksgiving food drives at each school has once again pledged $250,000 and this year, for the first time, a donor from each of the other schools will contribute $10,000 â€“ for an overall gift of $300,000, to be divided among the schools based on the amount of food collected per student.Â Last year alone, the schools collectively raised well over 100,000 cans of food and are expected to surpass that total in this yearâ€™s Challenge.
The undisputed winners of The Great Ignatian Challenge are the food banks and charities whose shelves last year were filled with more than 101,000 cans of food â€“ the equivalent of 44 tons of provisions. Please consider partnering with Loyola to reach its donation goal of 15,000 cans! Go Knights!!