Spartans gather 2,700 pounds of food for area pantries

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, January 19, 2023

     The Monsignor Edward Pace High School Class of 2024 won this year’s Tons of Love Food Drive.  

     An annual event since the 1990s, the food drive encourages students in all four grades at the school to collect goods for several area charities through its Mission Club. 

     The winning class receives a trophy for its efforts.

     This year, Spartans collected over 2,700 pounds of food that was given away to South Florida organizations such as the Marianitas Sisters Convent in Opa-Locka; the Encuentros Juveniles program of South Dade; Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic Church Pantry; St. James Catholic Church Parish Pantry of North Miami; Annunciation Middle School Pantry of West Park and the Monsignor Edward Pace High School Food Pantry. 

     “The Monsignor Pace culture of support and selfness is cultivated by traditions like Tons of Love that continue to thrive and help students experience acts of kindness,” the school said in a press statement. 

     The winning class was presented the trophy during the annual Salt and Light Mass, which was held before Thanksgiving and marks the start of the holiday season. 

     In the photo from left are: Principal Ana Garcia; Class of 2024 Officers Brianna Garcia, Rosa Caceres and Vanessa Delgado; Dr. David Masters (Theology teacher and Mission Club Moderator), Andres Cabrera (Class of 2024 Moderator) and Nelson Bonet (Theology Teacher and Mission Club Moderator).

     Photo provided by the school.