Giving back to the community
The St. Peter Academy family is getting into the spirit of giving. St. Peter Academy students from Grades 4-8, along with their teachers have joined forces with Mass Bay Credit Union’s CEO John Thomas and his employees in the fight against poverty. The group met on Tuesday, November 13th to kick of their joint food drive to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Thanksgiving Food Pantry. After walking to Mass Bay Credit Union’s Headquarters on West Fourth Street, the students enjoyed breakfast and talked about the food drive, some dropping canned goods in the box decorated by their younger St. Peter Academy preschool friends. Maren Bradley, Mass Bay Credit Union’s Marketing and Member Development Manager said, “We are proud to support the students of St. Peter Academy as they fulfill the purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday and give back to the community. This is a perfect example of the great neighborhood spirit we are thrilled to be involved with throughout the holiday season.
While St. Vincent’s has always helped families in need, Sister Kate started an organized Thanksgiving outreach in the parish more that 30 years ago. Currently, more than 100 families benefit from the generosity of the community through the food pantry.
Meghan Flaherty, St. Peter Academy Home and School Association member, organized the effort on behalf of the students and school. She suggests donations of non-perishable items such as cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, stuffing mix, or Stop & Shop gift cards.
Leanne Keenan, mother of two St. Peter Academy students and St. Vincent’s parishioner, said “I am thankful to be a part of a community that continuously shows their compassion for others, and to see these three staple entities of South Boston come together in such a meaningful way.
Please consider participating in this worthwhile cause; donations can be made at Mass Bay Credit Union at 147 West Fourth Street, South Boston, or at St. Vincent’s Parish at 363 E Street, South Boston.
For more information please call St. Peter Academy at 617-268-0750.