Holy Redeemer High School students collected food and monetary donations to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen during the holiday season. Homerooms collected canned goods, non-perishable food items, and money to support the Kitchen’s efforts to feed the area’s hungry.

Students collected over 1000 pounds of turkey and over 600 pounds of potatoes, along with over 2500 other food items. The drive was coordinated by the school’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) as one of several community service projects conducted each year.

Shown with some of the donated food items are representatives from the freshman homeroom of Sister Susan Brown, IHM, which was the homeroom with the most donations during the drive, along with SLC officers.

From left: Michael Skutack, Pittston; Bryce Zapusek, Wapwallopen; Lukas Volpetti, Wyoming; William Snyder, Dallas; Christian Stone, Courtdale; George Strish, Mountaintop; Katelyn Vols, Mountaintop; Jillian Smith, Mocanaqua; Paul Seasock, Kingston; William Siejna, Wilkes-Barre; Tiana Wren, Glen Lyon; Bridget Thole, Laflin (SLC); Benjamin Updike, Bear Creek; Bianca Mazzarella, Pittston (SLC); Michael Williams, Sugar Notch; Kay Jeffries, West Nanticoke (SLC); Alexis Stella, Plains; Gabrielle Tomasura, Wilkes-Barre Twp. (SLC); Katherine Wills, Mountaintop; Tim Cavanaugh, Plains (SLC); Kaylee Sterling, Hanover Twp; Emily Stefanik, Kingston; Sister Susan Brown, IHM; MaKaylia Ward, Mountaintop; Abigail Zim, Swoyersville; Madison Stoltz, Mountaintop; Michael Booth, SLC advisor; Emily Thomas, Mountaintop; Mary Elizabeth Strunk, Shavertown; Anita Sirak, principal; Olivia Zablocky, Wyoming.