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Seventh Grade Student Helps Inspire New Yorkers to Feed the Hungry

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

By Alice Kenny

Congratulations to Syleste Alexander, a seventh grade student at St. Teresa’s School in Castleton Corners, Staten Island, who was the winner of the Catholic schools’ 2013 Feeding Our Neighbors art contest.

Ms. Alexander’s own experience in New York was the inspiration for her submission. Her winning entry is being used for this season’s campaign poster, featured at events around the Archdiocese and throughout the school system.

Feeding Our Neighbors, the Archdiocesan-wide campaign to feed the hungry, will take place January 27-February 3, 2013. Parishes, schools and groups around New York, including Theology on Tap, have already begun contributing to the collection, which will provide one million additional meals for needy New Yorkers during the cold winter season.

“When my family goes into the city, I see homeless people and everyone just walks by them,” Ms. Alexander said. “I always think to myself that if everyone could just give a dollar, it would make such a difference in their lives.”

Find out how you can contribute to Feeding Our Neighbors.