Close to 500 cards were signed by students, all with personalized messages, some even in Spanish, and were mailed to veterans hospitals in Rocky Hill and West Haven. Cards were also sent to residents and healthcare workers at Parkville Care Center, Park Hill Manor, McLean Home, Arbor Rose, Jerome Home, Grandview Rehab and Health Care, and St. Mary Home.
For over 15 years, members of the Northwest Catholic community, including students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni, have prepared a meal on the first Monday of each month at Manna Meals. This meal, held at the parish center of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, was started by Mrs. Gillespie and student Shana Moynihan '05 through the Hands On Hartford organization (originally called Center City Churches). The monthly meal remains an active part of the Campus Ministry program.
Our standard meal has evolved over the years based on nutritional needs, availability, and suggestions from the guests. It currently consists of homemade Chicken Catalina, noodles Alfredo, corn, tossed salad, fruit salad, bread and dessert, usually brownies with ice cream. All members of the Northwest Catholic community are invited to participate by donating food through our SignUpGenius LINK and/or by donating your time. Students can ride a school bus/van from school or can meet at the parish center. Others can meet us directly at the parish center by 5:00 pm. We are usually done by 7:00 pm. We serve our meal through the summer as well.
Northwest Catholic Student Government donates monies left by cancelled spring events to Manna Meals, a program to feed those with food insecurity.
Caroline Rutenberg volunteered at Foodshare this week, sorting through food, water, and supplies to be distributed to families in need during this challenging time.
Enjoy this window into one sweet and simple Virtual Link Club meeting. The Power of Hello is real.
If you do not go to the supermarket or redemption center during social distancing, and if you have the room, you may keep your cans and bottles and donate them to us once we are able to return to our school.
NWC Director of Campus Ministry Chris Haddad and his sons lent a hand at the St. Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry this week. The pantry allowed only one family in at a time to work, then let only one family in at a time in to gather food. It was a long but important process.