Main Line Students Collect Thousands of Food Items for Needy Families

Devon Prep Students conduct Harvest Food Drive to benefit North Philadelphia Food Cupboard.
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Nov. 30, 2011 - PRLog -- Students from Devon Preparatory School in Chester County, PA, worked tirelessly this fall collecting donations for their Harvest Food Drive benefitting St. Elizabeth’s Community Center in North Philadelphia.  Members of Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP) collected more than 5600 food items including turkeys and canned and boxed goods.

All of this food, more than 150 cartons, was first presented for a blessing during a Mass of Thanksgiving in the school’s gym. After the Mass CAP members delivered the donations, enough to feed 100 families, to the Project H.O.M.E Food Cupboard at St. Elizabeth’s.
Mrs. Helen Brown, Director of the Food Cupboard, and several volunteers were on hand to accept Devon Prep’s generous donations which included canned vegetables and soups, jars of apple sauce, peanut butter and jams, boxes of pasta, stuffing, rice and mashed potatoes, tomato sauce, tuna fish, peanut butter and fresh bread.

Devon Prep has had a long standing connection to St. Elizabeth’s yxpjq Community Center. Each year CAP conducts food, clothing and school supplies drives that benefit the Center.  

Devon Prep’s CAP provides students in grades 6 through 12 with the opportunity to care for and help those less fortunate. In addition to the Food Drive their activities include sponsoring two fund raisers for St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital, hosting a Christmas party for residents of St. Edmond's Home, providing Christmas gifts for residents of area shelters, and conducting clothing drives for the needy.

Devon Prep is a private Catholic, college preparatory school for young men in grades six to 12 conducted by the Piarist Fathers. The school sits on a picturesque 20 acre campus on North Valley Forge Road in Devon, PA. Devon Prep enrolls nearly 300 students who hail from Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties as well as parts of Philadelphia. For more information call 610-688-7337 or visit or
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