You’ve Got a Friend in Dominican – 22nd Annual Canned Food Drive Kicks Off

From Our Lady Queen of the Rosary Chapel, the Justice Awareness Mass was streamed to classrooms and the Sr. Ambrose Reggio Gym. Celebrant was school chaplain Fr. John Restrepo, O.P.  Senior Aria Dody gave the student reflection. (Read Aria’s reflection and see a photo gallery from Mass below).

Following Mass, Dominican’s annual one-week canned food drive kicked off with a video produced by Mark Gonnella of the Religion Department. This year’s theme is inspired by the animated film, Toy Story, and its theme song, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” Each class level was assigned a character from Toy Story. Marking its 22nd year and the largest school food drive in the Greater New Orleans area, Dominican’s goal is 25,000 cans of food. Since 2011, Dominican has donated 187,920 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank. On average 500,000 people receive food from Second Harvest every month – double the number they served before the pandemic.

Class Teams:
8th Grade – Forky
Freshmen – Rex
Sophomores – Jessie
Juniors – Buzz
Seniors – Woody
Alumnae – Mrs. Potato Head