The goal of the Community Service Corps (CSC) Thanksgiving Dinner Program is to provide a dinner with a turkey and all the fixins for local families in need. The dinners are donated to specific families. The family information (name, address, size, ages of children) is provided by three sources – Sister Barbara Foy of the Divine Mercy Food Pantry, Sister Dominica LoBianco of the Spanish apostolate, and Denise Hopkins of the Community Food Program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Each CSC member is asked to donate 1 specified item to fill a dinner box.
Items include stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, corn muffins, juice mix. The response of the CSC members to this request was awesome.
O’Hara families were asked to donate $20.00 toward the purchase of a 16-20 pound turkey and/or to donate a dessert of their choice. The response of the O’Hara community was exceptional.
Through the combined effort of CSC members and the O’Hara families, the Community Service Corps was able to provide Thanksgiving Dinner boxes and a turkey for 54 families.
That number was more than doubled through the generosity of ACMEmarkets.
This year Cardinal O’Hara High School was selected by ACME to receive (50)
Thanksgiving meals to distribute to local families in need. These meals include a
fully cooked turkey, 48 ounces of mashed potatoes, 30 ounces of homestyle stuffing, 24 ounces of homestyle gravy, and 14 ounces of cranberry sauce. All dinners are previously frozen and require heating prior to serving.
The donation was facilitated by the efforts of Mr. Paul Mullen, the manager of the Havertown ACME. With Mr. Mullen’s help and the support of ACME, the O’Hara CSC was able to provide Thanksgiving dinners for 104 local families.