The Dominican Young Adults partnered with associates, sisters, as well as students from Molloy College to package and deliver donated food and groceries to families in need all over Long Island as part of the “Stamp Out Hunger Project”. Participants met at the Visitation Community house run by Sister Flor Buruca, OP and Sister Joan Donavan, OP which provides housing and shelter for immigrant and refugee families. As part of that ministry, the community provides regular deliveries of food to families in need. On Friday February 11th, DYA volunteers helped to sort and divide the bags of donated groceries. They assembled 25 bags! These packages were then delivered by the volunteers on Saturday February 12th.
“These deliveries occur on a regular basis but the DYA was happy to help out and distribute these groceries to those in need,” said Andrew Abberton. “It was a humbling opportunity and brought to the forefront the realization that often food is available but –without a way of traveling to get it — the food does not get to those who need it most. It was a humbling opportunity and was a blessing that we could be involved and share in this ministry helping to connect this donated food to those who most need it.”