What better way to celebrate the Patriots making it to the Super Bowl and the start of Catholic Schools Week than to give back to our local community? For the second year in a row, MAA will do its part to tackle hunger by holding its Soup-er Bowl Canned Food Drive. Led by 5th-grade room parents, teachers, and students the school-wide service project collects donated canned goods for a local food pantry, Rose’s Bounty in West Roxbury. Last year was a big success, with the MAA community donating almost 700 cans of soup to Catholic Charities. This year’s 5th-grade class hopes to surpass last year’s mark.
For two fifth grade students involved in the project, the “Soup-er Bowl” is an opportunity to answer the call of MAA’s mission. “This service project fulfills our mission statement because by giving and helping others, we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, St. Francis and St. Clare. This is just one way to make the world a better place,” one of the fifth-grade girls said. Her classmate stressed the importance of giving to those in need during a hard time of year. “It’s important to donate because you’re helping people who cannot afford food, and you’re helping satisfy their needs.” We are proud of our fifth graders, their families, and our entire school for participating in this service project. Donations will be accepted until February 1st.