To learn more about any of these programs, contact Greg Soltis to participate this year.
Waldron Mercy Academy partners with St. Francis Inn in Kensington to offer H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) Lunches once a month. Students pack lunches for patrons of St. Francis Inn which are then delivered by our parents. Staffed by vowed and lay Franciscans and volunteers, St. Francis Inn serves the poor and homeless by addressing their immediate needs while also striving to empower them as members of the local community.
Once a month, students are encouraged to bring in a brown bag lunch, which should include non-perishable items: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a piece of fruit, and a cookie (No beverages, please). Students will be provided ahead of time with a brown paper lunch bag to bring home and are encouraged to decorate the bag and write a short note.
Students can drop off the bagged lunch on the designated Thursday morning. Afterwards, a parent(s) will deliver these lunches to the St. Francis Inn in Kensington. Patrons of the Inn will receive the lunches later that day.