Mount students distribute food, clothing during ‘Midnight Run’ in NYC

December 01, 2016

More than a dozen Mount Saint Mary College students recently headed to New York City to help the homeless.

Joined by Roger May, Jr., assistant director of Campus Ministry at the Mount, the students volunteered at the “Midnight Run” event, which distributed food and clothing to those in need in Manhattan.

The students made five stops, including Broadway, 34th Street, and 8th Avenue.

Parkhurst, the Mount’s food service provider, donated enough to feed 150 people. Students prepared another 150 lunch bags packed with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, bottled water, chips, and an encouraging note for the bag’s recipient. The Mount community also gathered 12 bags of clothing to contribute to the effort.

The event was hosted by Catholic Relief Services, a humanitarian aid organization.

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