Mounties help out community

Students, staff find ways to serve

CRESSON — Even with the college’s doors closed due to the statewide shutdown, Mount Aloysius students and staff are finding ways to serve in the community. Led by Brianna Baker, director of mission & ministry, and Amy Kanich, director of campus ministry, a team of Mounties has been volunteering to help local elementary and high school students.

“It is an uncertain time, and a time when we feel the Mount Aloysius College mission and the values of the Sisters of Mercy can really serve the community,” Baker said. “As always, our dedicated students were reaching out to us to find out how they could help even after the campus closed.”

The team has delivered nearly 1,000 “care packages,” which include various food items, since the pandemic began. The packages are given out while maintaining social distancing guidelines at local schools including Cambria Heights, Penn Cambria, All Saints, Blacklick Valley and Northern Cambria. The schools’ principals and superintendents have organized the pickups for students.

MAC’s food service provider, SAGE, has also gotten involved by donating fruit, produce, and snacks, which have been distributed to more than 20 local families in need.


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