St. Joe High School donated food to the Hope Club Monday

South Bend, Ind. Members and volunteers of the Hope Club in South Bend held their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Monday afternoon. Residents were handed the necessities to make a special Thanksgiving meal.

For the 23rd consecutive year St Joseph High School students delivered the essentials to make an entire Thanksgiving feast for those in need. Students raised around $21,000 to purchase food items.

Families were given cabbage, potatoes, onions, fruits and of course the main dish, turkey. Cars lined up outside the high school as while students packed the boxes of food. Volunteers were glad they could make a difference.

“Just the fact that you see your family, you give them the box, I'm going after this to deliver boxes as well, and just to see the smile on their face is just heartwarming,” says student and a Hope Leader Maddie Minaudo.

Each box was filled with about $50 worth of supplies. This year the goal was to raise enough money to help 200 families, but what is inside will help many more.

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