Notre Dame High School of West Haven is hosting the Fourth Annual Hunger Relief for Haiti service project. This event, in partnership with Harvest Pack, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that addresses food insecurity, is scheduled for today from 3-7 p.m. in Collins Auditorium at Notre Dame High School.
Since 2016, Notre Dame’s Harvest Pack event has impacted the lives of children and families in Haiti. This year, the Notre Dame community is striving to reach its 2019 goal of packing 100,000 meals for the poorest country in the western hemisphere. This makes Thursday’s event the largest meal-packing project in the region.
“We’ve set another ambitious goal for ourselves this year, shooting for 100,000 meals. We were delighted when last year’s event produced almost 84,000 meals — with enthusiasm building, our fundraising efforts this year have broadened and deepened, which will propel us to our fourth successive higher total,” said James S. Zoldy Jr., President of Halsey Associates (New Haven).
Notre Dame is grateful for the generous financial support of Halsey Associates, Washington Trust Co., the West Haven and New Haven Rotary Clubs, and Notre Dame students who together raised a total of $13,000 to cover the cost of food, packaging, and transportation.
“This event wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers associated with the Connecticut chapter of Harvest Pack under the dedicated and steadfast leadership of Dick Dill. Once the meals are prepared and boxed, Dick and his crew arrange the logistics to transport the meals to St. Therese School and Orphanage in Carrefour, Haiti,” said Zoldy.
When the goal of 100,000 meals is achieved, the volunteers of Notre Dame’s Harvest Pack events will have packed over a quarter of a million meals for St. Therese School and Orphanage. Sign up at https://forms.gle/D6YkzCiEXoT6D4o68 or email Mrs. Kathy Wielk, Vice President for Community Relations and Leadership Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
“Harvest Pack has become a signature event and rally point for our community,” said Robert F. Curis, President of Notre Dame High School. “It is a wonderful way for the Notre Dame community, friends and neighbors to roll up our collective sleeves and set our minds and hearts into action to serve others in need.”