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Saint Thomas Aquinas Breaks Food Drive Record – AGAIN!

St Thomas Aquinas Food Drive

It began as a small food drive with cans filling the back of a single pick-up truck. This year, the Saint Thomas Aquinas food drive filled four semi-trucks, transporting 177,801 cans to our Hope Distribution Center. That’s right, 177,801 cans – breaking the national record for the second time in a row!  The can food drive has rightfully become a source of pride for the students who have donated more than half a million cans of food to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas since 2010.  Their contribution makes a sizable impact on our entire 21 county service area. “Their efforts remind me of the parable of Jesus feeding the masses with five loaves of bread and two fish,” says Dustin Hardison, Director of Stabilization and Housing. “The food drive numbers just keep multiplying year after year, helping us meet the growing number of hungry families. It’s inspiring to see that kind of service and commitment.”

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