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Pallotti fundraiser benefits poor in other countries
Pallotti fundraiser benefits poor in other countries

Donning hair nets and plastic white aprons, St. Vincent Pallotti High School students and volunteers packed boxes full of more than 40,000 meals Oct. 18, including rice, soy and dried vegetables for people in Haiti and Guatemala. The Pallotti community raised about $35,000 to fund the project through Cross Catholic Outreach, an international ministry that provides food, shelter, medical care and other services to the poor around the world. And for about three hours Saturday in the Pallotti gymnasium, about 250 volunteers, including Pallotti students and faculty members, worked in an assembly line atmosphere to pack 40,508 meals to be shipped overseas. Students described the project...