By Rudy Perez ‘24

On April 24, CBS News made their way down to 99th and Pulaski to cover the food drive taking place at Brother Rice.

The Brother Rice community participated in the United Way April Food Day food drive. Students that are a part of NHS and Brother Rice TV all helped transport food onto the United Way trolly.

United Way is a nonprofit organization that aims to build up struggling communities. One of their biggest ways they help communities is food drives.

Junior Quinn Lyons said, “United Way really does a great job at trying to make a difference. I’m just super glad that we teamed up with them to make something really awesome.”

United Way is also known for teaming up with other nonprofit organizations and schools that want to take part in their mission.

The Crusaders started collecting items for the food drive on Monday, April 22. They collected things such as food, non perishable items, and household goods.

The drive was a huge success. The amount of food almost filled up an entire Brother Rice hallway.

Junior Conner Stack said, “Being able to see the whole community come together to raise all this food was great. I’m excited to see how much the food drive grows after we air it on CBS.”

CBS went around the Chicagoland area, covering schools that were also participating in the United Way April Food Day. They covered schools like Marian Catholic High School, Yorkville High School, and Plainfield Central High School.

Junior J.D. Maloney said, “The food drive was a great event. The coverage provided by CBS gave us a great opportunity to showcase the great things Brother Rice does.”

This is the last food drive of the year that the Crusaders are holding. They will look to come back in the 2024 fall and host even more successful food drives.