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Saint Thomas Aquinas Students Continue to Show They CAN Do it!

St Thomas Aquinas Food Drive

November 21, 2016

Zena Weist, Director of Marketing

(Overland Park, Kan.) — Just as the shelves were growing bare at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Hope Distribution food warehouse, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School students did it again.  They brought in an incredible 93,624 cans through their CANsas City canned food drive to help those in need.

The annual canned 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 since 2010.  Their contribution makes a sizeable impact on the organization’s entire 21-county service area.

“We rely heavily on the food drive to help us keep our nine food pantries stocked.  Without those donations, we are forced to purchase food from our food banks and wholesale distributors. Money spent on the purchase of food is money that can be spent on programs and services to help children and families move out of poverty,” says Dustin Hardison, Director of Stabilization and Housing.

The students at Saint Thomas Aquinas are doing more, however, than stocking the shelves.  Adds Hardison, “They’re putting love into action and truly serving as the hands and feet of Jesus.”

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