It’s hard to beat protein-rich peanut butter and its side-kick jelly as staple foods that go a long way to filling hungry bellies. To do just that, young and old worked together recently as some 60 archdiocesan elementary and high schools plus all four of the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s senior centers collected approximately 50,000 pounds of the sandwich fillers for a year for 40 food cupboards that serve needy people in the Philadelphia region.
The annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive run by archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services came to a successful close on Monday, Nov. 2 at Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill, where NDS recognized the work of students to donate the staples through Community Service Corps in the archdiocese and moderator Charles Wieners.
Nutritional Development Services provides meals, food assistance and support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the services and mission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Learn more at the NDS website. (Photos by Sarah Webb)