To Love and To Serve

Teresita Gonzalez | Community Outreach Service Coordinator
The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is ongoing. This year’s theme, To Love and To Serve, invites us to reflect on the abundance of God's love and share that love in service to others!  

Every day people go hungry in our country, state, and city. In Florida, nearly 3 million people are struggling with hunger and of them over 850,000 are children. We often speak of those in need as “less fortunate” or “not as lucky,” but we know that God’s love is for everyone. Instead, we can simply refer to those we serve, as people in need, which reminds us that we are all in need at some point in our lives.  It isn’t luck but rather our response of faith to seek charity and justice that helps build a community of solidarity.   

Together with our alumni, we join as one Belen family,  to strive for the goal of serving 500 families throughout the community.  Students will also participate in helping to sort, and prepare the items and can sign up to help out in an upcoming Thanksgiving event. Let us be a sign of hope for the 1 in 4 people in Miami that struggle for a meal. 

All students are encouraged to participate by bringing the designated food item and/or gift card to their FLEX room by November 20th. Click here to download the list. 
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.