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

March 06, 2017

Mount Saint Mary College students handed out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, water, and bags of chips, as well as clothing and toiletries, at the recent Midnight Run event in Manhattan.


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

Joined by Brianne Thompson, leadership development coach at the Mount, and Daniel Pena, assistant professor of biology, the students volunteered for the Midnight Run event, which distributed food, clothing, and toiletries to those in need in Manhattan.

Participating in the Midnight Run “shows us that we can make a difference even by giving just a few people a meal for the night,” explained Christina Mistretta of Brooklyn, N.Y., an adolescent education major who helped spearhead the Mount’s outing. “My goal is to one day have something like this in the Newburgh area.”

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