Bellarmine’s Spring Food Drive has resulted in the raising of $12,550, which will significantly assist Second Harvest of Silicon Valley in providing 25,100 nutritious meals to many in need throughout the community. This achievement surpassed the school’s initial goal of providing 20,000 meals.
Anne Maloney, Bellarmine’s director of the Christian Service Program (CSP), has expressed gratitude for the support of many in a variety of ways during the Spring Food Drive. “We are awed by the steady flow of generosity in our community and sincerely appreciate all of the support, especially during such a prolonged and challenging time of pandemic,” noted Ms. Maloney. “We offer heartfelt thanks to all who helped bring awareness, encouragement, energy, creativity, and community building to this virtual drive.”
The following indicates just some of the many individuals and their unique efforts on behalf of the Spring Food Drive:
- Faculty member Cécilia Ferrière and her élèves de Français who raised $2165.
- Faculty member Russ Marcel and the student Sanguine Humours troupe for the Mainstage Show which made us laugh and raised $1656; and for his enthusiastic Taskmaster Show contestants: faculty members David Dutton, Simi Patel, Brooke Slater, Katie McKinley, and Chris Cozort.
- Max Amend ’22, Jonathan McSweeney ’22, Charlie DeKlotz ’22 and the student performers whose Virtual Concert lifted our hearts and raised $1540.
- The Hockey Team, which raised $1025.
- Faculty member Michelle Toy for sharing great energy and advice during her Nutrition Q & A event.
- Lejla Bojer, our Second Harvest liaison (and mother of Leon ’22) who supported us throughout and generously joined drive events to share stories and inspire giving.
- The Agape Club for the Candalorian video, drive poster, and efforts to reflect the idea that, “This is the way,” when it comes to caring for each other and our neighbors.