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October 31, 2013

-MEDIA ADVISORY - PHOTO OP-
ARCHDIOCESAN STUDENTS
AND NUTRITIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
TEAM UP TO FIGHT HUNGER

65,000 Pounds of peanut butter and jelly collected to stock local food cupboards


What:
Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate the successful completion of its 2013 Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in conjunction with Archdiocesan schools and outreach programs on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Mater Dei Catholic School in Lansdale, Montgomery County.

NDS will recognize students from Mater Dei Catholic School, which is mainly composed of longtime NDS supporters Saint Stanislaus Parish, Saint Rose of Lima Parish and Saint Maria Goretti Parish. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive was coordinated by the school's Student Council and the Faith, Excellence, Service committee and was supported by Saint Stanislaus Religious Education program.

More than 65,000 pounds of PB&J have been collected since the beginning of the drive on September 9, 2013.

Students will present NDS the PB&J collected by their school:

When:
Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Mater Dei Catholic School
493 E. Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446 (Montgomery County)

Nutritional Development Services provides meals, food assistance and additional support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the services and mission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The PB&J drive helps keep the 35 food cupboards serviced by NDS stocked with peanut butter and jelly for the year.

Key Visuals:

- Mater Dei students presenting their contribution for the PB&J drive to NDS representatives

- Additional quantities of PB&J collected at other schools


Key Participants:

- Rev. Msgr. Joseph Tracy, Pastor, Saint Stanislaus Parish
- Mrs. Diane McCaughan, Principal, Mater Dei Catholic School
- Student Council officers
- The Faith, Excellence, Service Committee chairs
- Lorraine M. Knight, Director of Nutritional Development Services
- Anne H. Ayella, Assistant Director for Community Relations, NDS
- Denise Hopkins, Administrator for Community Food Program, NDS

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Editor's Note: To find out more about Nutritional Development Services visit www.nutritionaldevelopmentservices.org.

For more information about schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia visit www.catholicschools-phl.org.


Contact
Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist
215-587-3747

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