November 17, 2022
AHA Donates 65 Turkeys to Community FoodBank of NJ
Students and staff from the Academy of the Holy Angels actively respond to the School Sisters of Notre Dame call to serve others. As Thanksgiving approached, the Academy collaborated to donate dozens of frozen turkeys to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside.
Campus Minister Maryanne Miloscia organizes this annual Turkey Drive.
“Sixty-five families who are facing food insecurity now have turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner,” Miloscia said after all the birds were delivered to CFBNJ’s Keith Owens.
Owens is a familiar visitor to AHA, where he has been picking up turkeys for several years. He recently shared that picking up and delivering the turkeys are two of his favorite responsibilities.
Holy Angels has an ongoing relationship with CFBNJ. Students regularly attend the food bank’s Teen Hunger Summit and assist CFBNJ with Global Youth Service Day. Angels also volunteer to educate others about issues relating to food insecurity and how events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, impact hunger throughout the state.
Holy Angels’ students also participate in the CFBNJ Teen Leadership Council and the CFBNJ Teen Advisory Committee. The latter is a leadership group for the freshman and sophomore classes.
Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels is the oldest private girls’ school in Bergen County. While AHA is steeped in Catholic tradition, this prestigious school serves young women from many cultural and religious backgrounds.