Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford delivered 107 full Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday, Nov. 24 — including turkey, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, stuffing and a pie — to needy families throughout Montgomery County and beyond.
The project saw PJP students raise $5,686 for the initiative. Before heading out Tuesday morning to make deliveries personally, the students began with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the school chapel.
The parishes and organizations receiving the meals include: St. Mary Parish, Schwenksville (St. Vincent DePaul Program); St. Aloysius Parish, Pottstown; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Bridgeport; St. Patrick Parish, Norristown; Catholic Social Services, Norristown (see more about this program); St. Gabriel Parish, Stowe; St. Vincent De Paul Society, Royersford, St. Columbkill Parish, Boyertown; St. Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill; and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Norristown.
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