Be a Man, Bring in a Can! Junior GSO Runs Lenten Food Drive

By James Russo ‘18

Continuing its long-lasting tradition, Chaminade has recently begun its annual Lenten Food Drive.  Monday, March 13 marked the beginning of a two-week long endeavor to aid the needy and poor through numerous donations to several food-banks all across Long Island.

The many generous donations received assist in supplying four core community food pantries: Corpus Christi Church in Mineola, St. Brigid’s Catholic Church in Westbury, St. Ignatius Loyola RC Church in Hicksville, and Island Harvest.  These donation centers provide for their respective surrounding communities, or in the case of Island Harvest, all of Long Island.

Through donating to these hospitable charities, the Chaminade family has successfully impacted the lives of hundreds of families island-wide.  Chaminade invites everyone to help make a positive change by providing non-perishable items to these families.  Even though the act of donating a simple can of food may seem minuscule, the difference this kindness makes in these people’s’ lives is immense.  The drive ends this Friday, March 24.  Remember, be a man, and bring in a can!

Throughout his life, Conor Lynch ’17 has viewed community service as one of the most compelling opportunities to answer the call to assist. Conor has demonstrated his dedication to service by becoming a Boy Scout, an organization through which he has found an opportunity not only to grow as an individual, but also give back to the broader community. Advancing as a Boy Scout and doing good for his town, Conor volunteered at the Glen Cove Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Center. Today, Conor has made impressive strides on a monument he will build to honor the Glen Cove EMS and fulfill his dream of becoming an Eagle Scout.