24-Hour ‘Fill the Freezer’ Casserole Marathon benefits those in need

Posted Jan 15th, 2019 by Briana Peters  Category: Community Interest, General News, Toledo.com


On Friday, January 18, 2019, Lourdes University’s Mission and Ministry Office is hosting “Fill the Freezer” 24 Hour Marathon. Starting at 3pm, Lourdes students, faculty, and staff will work shifts making casseroles over a 24-hour period. The casserole marathon benefits the university’s weekly Toledo Labre project.

“The ‘Annual Fill the Freezer’ marathon allows us to more quickly restock supplies and continue offering warm, nutritious food during the cold winter months,” says Sister Barbara Vano, OSF, Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning. The “Fill the Freezer” marathon is part of the university’s commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Donations accepted
Casserole and casserole ingredient donations are accepted from now through January 19. To arrange a donation or for more information, contact Sister Barbara Vano at bvano@lourdes.edu or 419.824.3861. To learn more about the Lourdes University Mission and Ministry Office, visit www.lourdes.edu/mission.

Toledo Labre Project
Inspired by Benedict Joseph Labre, the patron saint of homeless individuals, the weekly Toledo Labre outreach project brings food, friendship and faith to those in need in two Toledo neighborhoods. Each Wednesday at 4 p.m., Lourdes students gather at the university’s San Damiano Campus Ministry House to prepare casseroles, sandwiches, and snacks and hot chocolate or lemonade. The students joined by other members of the Lourdes community then load up two vans and deliver their good cheer, thoughts and scrumptious food and drink.

The Toledo Labre Project was initiated in the Toledo area.

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