Operation Crachit Gets Boost from Jesuit Students

Jesuit students, faculty and staff join Stanford Settlement employees in prayer for the families in need who will be helped by Operation Crachit this year.

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More than 40 Jesuit High School students spent their Friday afternoon delivering about 50,000 pounds of food to the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center in South Natomas.

Each year, students from Jesuit High School hold an annual food drive to benefit “Operation Cratchit,” Stanford Settlement’s annual Christmas basket program.

The student body collected non-perishable food items and delivered these donations in a semi-truck on Friday. Jesuit students spent nearly three hours unloading the semi-truck.

The food will be sorted over the weekend and distributed to families who signed up starting on Tuesday.

For 51 years, Stanford Settlement has been assisting individuals, families, and the elderly with additional resources during the holiday season.

Last year, Stanford Settlement provided holiday assistance to more than 600 households, reaching almost 2,500 people, with over half of those being children.

As the needs in the community continue to increase, Stanford Settlement said that help from the larger community is needed now more than ever.

Donation needs include: non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys for children 15 and under, new Christmas wrapping paper, and cash contributions. Items are still being at the agency located at 450 West El Camino Avenue.

For more information on how to help with Operation Crachit, contact Stanford Settlement executive director Julie Rhoten at (916) 927-1303 or [email protected].

Jesuit students receive instructions before unloading and sorting 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food at Stanford Settlement on Friday.

Time to start unloading the semi-truck!

Team work makes for efficient work!

Jesuit students bring food items into the building while Stanford Settlement employees and volunteers stack and start sorting it for distribution this week.

Jesuit has supported Stanford Settlement’s “Operation Crachit” Christmas basket program for several years.

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