About 115 Catholic school students prepared bags of food in the Helping Hands activity Sept. 21 at Archbishop Wood High School, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Stop Hunger Now.

The students from Archbishop Wood High School, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School and Our Lady of Confidence Day School, a school of special education, were joined by Secretary for Catholic Education Christopher Mominey; Sister Maureen McDermott, I.H.M. superintendent of secondary schools and Debra Brillante, superintendent of elementary schools, as well as CRS officials Maureen McCullough, regional director for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic, and Rachael Holmes, program officer.

During the Helping Hands activity, volunteers learned about the people of Burkina Faso in Africa and the hunger they face, and reflected on the Catholic call to address hunger by packaging thousands of meals that will help save lives. (Photos by Sarah Webb)