Lourdes University took the message of Benedict Joseph Labre, the patron saint of homeless individuals to heart, by holding a “Fill the Freezer” 24 Hour Marathon. On January 12, Lourdes students, student organizations, faculty and staff worked shifts making casseroles all over a 24 hour period. This unique project benefited the Toledo Labre Project which “brings food, friendship and faith to those in need in two Toledo neighborhoods. Lourdes University students regularly aids the Toledo Labre Project and has been for a number of years.
“The ‘Fill the Freezer’ marathon allows us to more quickly restock supplies and continue offering warm, nutritious food during the cold winter months,” says Sister Barbara Vano, OSF, Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning at Lourdes University.
To read more about Lourdes University’s partnership with Toledo Labre Project, visit Lourdes news.