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Devon Prep’s Chris­tian Ac­tion Pro­gram col­lected more than 3500 food items dur­ing their Har­vest Tide Food Drive for St. El­iz­a­beth’s Pro­ject H.O.M.E. Food Cup­board in North Philadelphia. All the food, which was blessed by Devon Prep Head­mas­ter Rev. Fran­cisco Aisa Shea, Sch.P., dur­ing the school’s an­nual Thanks­giv­ing Mass, was de­liv­ered to the food cup­board on Tues­day, just in time for the hol­i­day.

Sev­eral of the food cup­board vol­un­teers were on hand to ac­cept the do­na­tions of canned veg­eta­bles, soups, tomato sauce tuna fish, jars of apple sauce, peanut but­ter and jams, and boxes of pasta, stuff­ing, rice, mashed pota­toes and more from CAP mem­bers. Through CAP Devon Prep has had a long stand­ing con­nec­tion to St. El­iz­a­beth’s Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Each year CAP con­ducts food, cloth­ing and school sup­plies drives that ben­e­fit the Cen­ter.

Devon Prep’s Chris­tian Ac­tion Pro­gram is a stu­dent-run or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to im­prov­ing the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity through on­go­ing acts of ser­vice. One of the most ac­tive pro­grams at Devon Prep, CAP con­sists of stu­dents from grades six to twelve. An­nual events in­clude the School Sup­plies Drive, “Up For A Cause” ben­e­fit­ting St. Jude Chil­drens’ Re­search Hos­pi­tal, Thanks­giv­ing Food Drive, Christ­mas Giv­ing Tree ben­e­fit­ting Ch­ester County shel­ters, host­ing a Red Cross Blood Drive and Op­er­a­tion Easter Out­fit.

Check out our Com­mu­nity page ev­ery Tues­day for reader-sub­mit­ted pho­tos and news briefs.

Mem­bers of Devon Prep’s Chris­tian Ac­tion Pro­gram col­lected over 3500 food items dur­ing their an­nual Har­vest Tide Food Drive for St. El­iz­a­beth’s Pro­ject H.O.M.E. Food Cup­board in North Philadelphia. Mrs. He­len (Grand­mom) Brown, cen­ter, di­rec­tor of the Food Cup­board, ac­cepted the do­na­tions from CAP mem­bers on Tues­day, just in time for Thanks­giv­ing. They are, from left, se­nior Grant Kowalewski of Down­ing­town, ju­nior Joshua Jose of Me­dia, se­nior Daniel Shan­non of Lim­er­ick, se­nior Jack Mar­quis of Wayne, se­nior Thomas Hang of Malvern and ju­nior Bran­don Hoang of Spring­field.

Devon Prep’s Chris­tian Ac­tion Pro­gram con­ducted a Thanks­giv­ing Food Drive to ben­e­fit St. El­iz­a­beth’s Pro­ject H.O.M.E. Food Cup­board in North Philadelphia. The food drive, which yielded more than 3500 food items, was co­or­di­nated by CAP Of­fi­cers, from left, se­nior Thomas Hang of Malvern, Grant Kowalewski of Down­ing­town, CAP Mod­er­a­tor Dy­lan Gavin, se­nior Jack Mar­quis of Wayne and ju­nior Bran­don Hoang of Spring­field.

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