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Jesuit Thanksgiving Basket Drive 2011

Robért Fresh Market assists Jesuit High School

and Alumni with their annual thanksgiving baskets

Robért Fresh Market was proud to assist both Jesuit High School and Jesuit Alumni headed by the class of 1983 in their annual thanksgiving basket drive.

 On Tuesday 11/22/2011 the Alumni class of 1983 headed by Mike Varisco arrived at Robérts to pick up special order items for their basket drive.  And on Wednesday 11/23/2011 over 38 homeroom classes from Jesuit High School arrived at the store located on Robert E. Lee Blvd in New Orleans  at 5am.  Students enjoyed a hot breakfast, donuts, juice and milk provided by Robért Fresh Market and then began shopping for the items that were needed to make their thanksgiving baskets. As each group completed their shopping list they were greeted by the smiling faces of the Robért cashiers who tallied the sale and made sure that each sale was given a discount off the total purchase. Robérts was pleased to accommodate the over 400 Jesuit students, teachers and Alumni and was proud to be a small part to this gracious event.

Robérts Fresh Market

 has been the chosen store for this event for the past 10 years.

Click here for pictures of the 2011 event

mission: Living their motto of "men for others," students at Jesuit High School distribute about 1,000 thanksgiving food boxes to more than 375 needy families in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

The day usually begins for students at 6:00 a.m. at Roberts' Super Market. Sudents and faculty meet there to purchase the perishable goods needed to complete the baskets already begun with food collected over the last month. Students then return to campus and work with their homeroom classmates to prepare the baskets for delivery.

Later the school community gathers together in the chapel of the North American Martyrs for a thanksgiving prayer service before students, parents, and teachers deliver the baskets to the homes of those who would not otherwise enjoy a thanksgiving meal.

The annual thanksgiving drive has been conducted by the students of Jesuit for more than 65 years. It is organized and executed by the students under the guidance of helen swan, director of the school's service projects program.