Hollywood, FL – Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory's Interact Club sponsored its 10th annual Adopt-A-Family Harvest Drive. The drive, which traditionally takes place right before Thanksgiving, benefits local families in need. Families were selected by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Little Flower Parish.
The Interact Club reached out to the community and requested traditional Thanksgiving food and basic pantry items. They also accepted monetary donations that would be used to purchase Publix gift cards.
Thanks to the kind generosity of students, faculty, staff, parents and friends of the school, the Harvest Drive collected enough food to feed over 120 families. In addition, over 30 families received Publix gift cards so that they can purchase much-needed food items to make Thanksgiving meals.
Blanca Suarez, Moderator of the Interact Club, says, "More so now than ever, students are stepping up to serve their communities. 14.3 percent of the Broward County population is food insecure with families not knowing where they will get their next meal. Our kids and their families are also realizing that hunger is a reality in every town, not only in our most challenged communities with 19.4 percent of children in South Florida at risk for hunger. The entire Chaminade-Madonna family should be proud of this effort."
About Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory
Chaminade-Madonna, a Catholic and Marianist high school, educates the heart and soul as well as the mind and body. It is a family-like community in which individuals of all backgrounds shape and share their faith, achieve excellence, and become caring participants and leaders in the service of community, church and those in need.
For 58 years, Chaminade-Madonna has provided a quality, Catholic education to the South Florida community. It is one of nineteen schools in the United States sponsored by the Marianist Province of the United States. The high school is accredited by
AdvancED, and has received recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the highest award given by the U.S. Department of Education. Chaminade-Madonna has been voted the "Best School in Hollywood" each year since 2010.For more information about Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, please visit