November 13, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – November 13, 2017 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will once again partner with Grandma’s Love to prepare Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need in Brooklyn. Building upon the success of last year’s collection, this year’s project aims to provide 50 families across the borough with the staples they need to enjoy the holiday with their loved ones.

“One of the newer and most energizing student projects at SJC Brooklyn is the Grandma's Love Thanksgiving food drive,” said Sherrie Van Arnam, vice president for student life at SJC Brooklyn. “I never cease to be amazed at how our students demonstrate their gratitude for all they have through serving others.”

Sponsored by SJC Brooklyn’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the Campus Activities Board (CAB), this program brings together student athletic teams, clubs and administrative offices  to provide food items to include in baskets for eligible families. Last year, the SJC Brooklyn community collected enough food to completely cover five eight-foot long tables and easily doubled their original goal of making 20 baskets for families. This year’s baskets will be packed and delivered on Friday, November 17 in preparation for the upcoming holiday.

“Every year, the students of SJC Brooklyn generously support our annual Thanksgiving food drive for families in need,” said Theresa Montforte-Caraballo, founder of Grandma's Love. “Their kindness enables us to serve far more people than we otherwise would have been able to.”

For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected]

Grandma’s Love is a 501©3 founded by Theresa Monforte-Caraballo to serve at-risk families and combat illiteracy and hunger among young children so that they can overcome their hardships and thrive. Along with their Thanksgiving food drive, they provide weekly food baskets to 70 families in Sunset Park, Bay Ridge and Clinton Hill.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.