For more than 40 years, the Archbishop Carroll High School community has provided hundreds of holiday meals and boxes of food to families across Washington, D.C. This year, the Catholic high school, which is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington, distributed more than 500 boxes of food and turkeys to 250 families during their annual food drive.

“I am very impressed with our work,” Larry Savoy, president of Archbishop Carroll High School, said in his remarks at the school’s livestreamed Thanksgiving Mass on Nov. 23. “We have set out to feed hundreds of families over the course of many years, but especially this year as so many families are in need.”

Savoy went on to thank the faculty and staff of Archbishop Carroll for their work and dedication to the annual food drive, as well as the students and their families who contributed. The school collected more than $9,000 in donations which was used to purchase the food.

In addition to the families served during the food drive, Archbishop Carroll High School also donated to the Sacred Heart Parish Dinner Program, the Jeanne Jugan Residence for the elderly poor operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the Sasha Bruce Youthwork program.

Each year during the month of November, Archbishop Carroll alumni, students, and volunteers deliver bags and fliers throughout their individual neighborhoods and local communities to collect donations for the Archbishop Carroll food drive, which is believed to be one of the largest annual food drives done by a high school in the United States.