Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia completed its successful 2013 Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in conjunction with archdiocesan schools and outreach programs during a celebration event Nov. 4 at Mater Dei Catholic School in Lansdale, Montgomery County.
NDS recognized students from the school, which is mainly composed of longtime NDS supporters St. Stanislaus Parish, St. Rose of Lima Parish and St. Maria Goretti Parish.
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive was coordinated by the school’s student council and the Faith, Excellence, Service committee and was supported by St. Stanislaus’ Parish Religious Education Program.
More than 68,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected by NDS partners across the Philadelphia Archdiocese since the beginning of the drive Sept. 9. The drive will help keep the 35 food cupboards serviced by NDS in Southeastern Pennsylvania stocked with peanut butter and jelly for the year.
Nutritional Development Services provides meals, food assistance and additional support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the services and mission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.