Through Mount Saint Mary College’s St. Valentine Food Drive, students, faculty, and staff donated $3,242 worth of food to help feed local people in need.
The virtual drive yielded more than 600 food items, which were sent to the St. Mary Friary and then distributed throughout Newburgh. The initiative was spearheaded by the college’s Campus Ministry and marks the first time the college has hosted a food drive in the month of February.
According to Fr. Gregoire Fluet, director of Campus Ministry and Mount chaplain, the drive raised more than the college’s pre-pandemic Thanksgiving effort in 2019.
“This collection allowed us to once again fulfill our mission at Mount Saint Mary College of outreach and service,” said Fr. Fluet. “We were grateful to reach out to the larger community and help those who are in need.”
Fr. Fluet thanked the college’s Office of Residence Life, the Student Government Association, and everyone else who pitched in for their efforts and their generosity.