Students Aide Parish Food Ministry

West Scranton High School Art Club recently conducted a food drive and fundraiser collecting $200 for Saint Ann Basilica’s Food Pantry. The money was used to help create Thanksgiving food baskets for nearly 50 families in West Side.

Thanking the students, Mr. Dennis Yanchik of St. Ann Basilica Food Ministry said, “It’s always pleasing to see young people getting involved in charitable events. Being a graduate of West Scranton High School, it was especially pleasing to see these students so interested in helping the less fortunate! As they always say, ‘West is Best’ and these students truly live up to those standards. Thanks to West Side High School Art Club for the donations and for being so interested in helping others!”


Pictured with Food Pantry volunteers are WSHS Art Club officers. Front row from left: Mrs. Louise Langan, Food Pantry Committee; Emily Gerrity, Art Club President, Fr. Joe Jones, C.P., Parochial Vicar, Saint Ann Basilica Parish; Dennis Yanchik, and Ed Ingoldsby, Food Pantry Committee members. Back row from left, Art Club officers – Holly Stafursky, P.J. Hart, Candace Fox, Mianna Michaylo, and Austin Souryayvong.