Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means it's time for our annual Thanksgiving food drive! And like last year, this year we'll be engaging in friendly competition with other area Jesuit high schools in The Great Ignatian Challenge!
From October 16 through November 17, students from Prep, Xavier High School, Loyola School, Regis High School, Fordham Prep, and Fairfield Prep will compete to raise the most food donations for a food bank of their choice. This year, Prep is collecting donations for two of our most faithful food pantry partners, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and the Community FoodBank of NJ.
his year we're beginning with a baseline goal of 15,000 items, a goal that we exceeded last year. Let's see if we can set a new record, and provide even more donations for our partners!
We will be collecting donations almost exclusively online this year, through our YouGiveGoods Great Ignatian Challenge page. The wishlists for both of our partners are there, so you'll be able to buy and donate things that they really need. All donations submitted through YouGiveGoods will be delivered directly to our partner organizations. We will also have physical collection boxes located in the MSC Lobby and the Commons for in-person donations.
In an effort to make this an event about school unity, we will not be incorporating a homeroom competition into this year's drive. Instead, we will offer prizes for the entire school community if and when we hit certain benchmarks. But in order to reach our goals, and exceed them, we need everyone to get involved! Let's make this an effort by the entire Prep community, and make Thanksgiving special for a lot of hungry people in the North Jersey area.