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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The students, faculty and staff at Bishop Lynch High School was given the challenge to “Fill This Space” during the 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Fourteen days later, “fill that space” they did, as nearly 7,000 pounds of food was packaged-up for the Catholic Charities of Dallas food program, according to a news release from Bishop Lynch High School.

Each November as the spirit of Thanksgiving approaches, the Friar family is asked to remember those less fortunate not only through prayers, but through service.

Typically, the drive brings in an estimated 6,000 pounds of non-perishable food which is then donated to a local pantry. This year’s effort even surpassed the expectations of junior class Student Council moderator and food drive organizer, Mrs. Pam Price.

“The Bishop Lynch community really came through this year! It’s special to see how everyone comes together for a common cause, we can be very proud of our contribution to the Catholic Charities food program,” said Price. “The donations will help many, many families even past the holidays!”

Bishop Lynch High food drive (photo: Bishop Lynch High)

Bishop Lynch High food drive (photo: Bishop Lynch High)

The students helped to sort, organize and package the donations, it was evident that they too recognized the impact this drive will have on those in our community most in need.

“There are needs all around us,” said senior Cat Balido. “And as servant leaders, we believe it is not only a calling but an honor to be able to use our gifts and blessings to bless others.”

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