LA students joined other volunteers at St. Patrick’s Church packing Thanksgiving boxes for the Ecumenical Food Pantry.

14 LA students helped prepare 286 Thanksgiving Baskets that were distributed by the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Newcastle. The students sorted food boxes that were picked up by local families on Tuesday, November 22.

The student volunteers were a combination of both day and residential students, who helped out in what has become an LA Thanksgiving tradition. The project took place at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle.

In a note thanking students for their help, volunteer coordinator Jim Swan wrote, “each year, year after year, the students of Lincoln Academy show up and stand out as the leaders they seem destined to be. It is always a pleasure to work with them and everyone associated with Lincoln Academy. From the Ecumenical Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving Basket Committee we salute the students of Lincoln Academy and look forward to our next opportunity to work together.”

“I am very glad that I was able to help out the people in the community,” said junior Nandi Gero, a residential student from Hungary. “Thanks to our efforts, 285 families were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. It was great to see so many people work together for the common good”

Senior Ashton Seiders of Bristol said, “knowing that every box of food I carried was going to a family was a great feeling.”