2018 Golden Gobbler Food Drive
Monday, November 5th is the kickoff for the 22nd Annual Golden Gobbler Food Drive. Last year 3,400 non-perishable items were brought in by Montini Catholic students. This year Montini students celebrate the 22nd year of the drive which benefits local food pantries. Students are proud to be responsible for donating over 328,000 items since the program's inception to food pantries throughout DuPage County."We are glad to be able to support the food pantries at Christ the King, St. Pius X and Woodridge," said Campus Minister, Michael Blanchette. "Each year we also give food to the families from Clearbrook and Eisenhower Co-Op, agencies serving families with children with disabilities. (Katie Laurinaitis, an alum of Montini, is a teacher at Eisenhower.)
In 1997, under the leadership of the principal at that time, Jim Segredo (now president), Montini Catholic kicked off the very first Golden Gobbler Food Drive. Since then the event has become a welcomed tradition to students and their families encouraging students, homerooms and classes to bring in non-perishable food items for local food pantries. Additionally, some of the food collected is allocated for families that are "adopted" by Montini Catholic during the Christmas season.
Members of Montini Catholic's Student Government are very excited to break records this year. A two-week long series of classroom challenges and friendly homeroom competitions was conceptualized by the student group to compel all students to get involved in the worthwhile drive.
Students can drop their canned food donations at their class table, which can be found outside the Student Activities office in the Art Hallway. The list of items for the Food Drive is below. Gobble Gobble.