SJC Brooklyn Partners with Grandma’s Love to Serve Families in Need

November 12, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – November 12, 2018 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it once again partnered with Grandma’s Love to prepare Thanksgiving food baskets for Brooklyn families in need. Building upon the success of last year’s collection, this year’s project aims to prepare 90 baskets of food for families across the borough so that they can enjoy the holiday with their loved ones.

“The holidays are a time to celebrate family and to express gratitude for life's blessings,” said Sherrie Van Arnam, vice president for student life at SJC Brooklyn. “Our ongoing collaboration with Grandma's Love enables our students to channel their appreciation for all they have so that others can enjoy a holiday with their families.”

Sponsored by SJC Brooklyn’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the Campus Activities Board (CAB), this program brings together student athletic teams, clubs and administrative offices to provide food items to include in baskets for families. Last year, the SJC Brooklyn community collected enough food to completely cover five eight-foot long tables and easily exceeded their original goal of making 50 baskets for families. This year’s baskets will be packed and delivered on Friday, November 16, in preparation for the upcoming holiday. 

“Throughout the year, Grandma's Love seeks to nourish the bodies and minds of young people in Brooklyn by providing them with the food and books they need to grow,” said Theresa Monforte-Caraballo, founder of Grandma's Love. “Our partnership with St. Joseph's College amplifies our efforts through the overwhelming kindness of their students and community, enabling us to provide full Thanksgiving meals.”

For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected]

Grandma’s Love is a 501©3 founded by Theresa MonfortE-Caraballo to serve at-risk families and combat illiteracy and hunger among young children so that they can overcome their hardships and thrive. Along with their Thanksgiving food drive, they provide weekly food baskets to 70 families in Sunset Park, Bay Ridge and Clinton Hill. 

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.