Main Line Private School Freshmen Participate in “Peanut Butter Meets Jelly”

Ninth Graders from Devon Prep and Notre Dame Academy gather to make sandwiches and socialize.
Devon Prep and Notre Dame Freshmen make sandwiches for a food cupboard.
Devon Prep and Notre Dame Freshmen make sandwiches for a food cupboard.
Oct. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- More than 40 freshmen from Devon Prep and Notre Dame Academy recently spent an afternoon together getting to know each other and helping those less fortunate.  They participated in “Peanut Butter Meets Jelly,” a service project sponsored by Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP).

Gathering in Devon Prep’s dining hall the ninth graders used donated bread, grape jelly and peanut butter to make more than 200 sandwiches. Although the process was sometimes messy the end result was well worth it as new friendships were made along with all those sandwiches.    

The food was donated to the Patrician Society’s Emergency Food Cupboard in Norristown, a non-sectarian food pantry which serves more nearly 1,300 area families.    

CAP, which organized the sandwich making social, provides students with the opportunity to care for and help those less fortunate.  According to CAP Faculty Moderator Mrs. Elizabeth Eshleman, “This is a good way to start the school year and give these students the opportunity to socialize as well as do service. “

CAP also sponsors a Thanksgiving Food Drive, fundraisers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  a School Supplies Drive for inner-city students in need, a Christmas party for residents of St. Edmond's Home, clothing drives and various other service projects.

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school located in Villanova and committed to the education of young women in grades 6 through 12 for responsible living in a global society.

Devon Prep is a private Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades six through 12 conducted by the Piarist Fathers. Nearly 300 students are enrolled in Devon Prep which is located in Devon, Chester County.  For more information call 610-688-7337 or visit or
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