St. Simon Parish School supports community through monthly food drives

 Every month Saint Simon School families participate in food drives to help local families in need. Items are distributed through St. Vincent de Paul, via the St. Athanasius food pantry in Mountain View, and to Catholic Charities’ Kinship Resource Center in San Jose. Together with the parish, Saint Simon School families help donate approximately four hundred bags of food every month.

“Many agencies in our community are in need of assistance, and food drives help tremendously to meet those needs” said Vice Principal Michelle Nealon. “We are very grateful for the support offered by our school families each month.”

Frequent food drives also support a number of special events, including an Advent outreach event with the Kinship Center. The Kinship Center offers comprehensive services to grandparent and relative caregivers in the county who are solely responsible for a relative child when neither parent is present in the home. During the Advent event, Saint Simon eighth grade students cook, serve, and provide a Thanksgiving dinner to Kinship Center families. For Lent, food drive contributions are used to support the Kinship Center by providing Easter baskets and food staples.

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