A week before Thanksgiving, the entire student body from Holy Trinity School in York carried donated food items from their campus to nearby Our Daily Bread, to assist the soup kitchen in preparing Thanksgiving meals.
Forming a line outside of the school, students carried bags of donated items – including fruit, oatmeal, sugar, instant coffee and tea, condiments, plastic cutlery and napkins – as Father Mark Weiss, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Dallastown, blessed the bounty.
Escorted by parents and teachers, students walked to Our Daily Bread, where they presented their donated goods.
According to a 2017 United States Census Bureau report, 36 percent of York’s population lives in poverty. Our Daily Bread serves an average of 275 meals, five days a week.