The Hunger Games – this year’s annual Food Drive theme – netted nearly 19,000 cans of food that students, faculty and staff collected during the seven-day drive.
The collection equates to 15,413 meals. The drive supports the Second Harvest Food Bank during the summer months when Second Harvest historically experiences a decrease in food donations. One in six people in Louisiana is struggling with hunger. Louisiana and The Greater New Orleans Area rank second in the nation for food hardship – the lack of money to buy food that families need. For nearly 15 years Dominican has done an annual food drive which is the largest school drive in the Greater New Orleans Area. Over the past three years, the school has collected 50,391 pounds of food; the equivalent of 40,312 meals.
Click here for WGNO’s coverage of Dominican’s Food Drive for Second Harvest.