Canned Food Drive

The longest running service-related Hoban tradition is the annual canned food drive. It aligns with an option for the poor, one of Hoban's Holy Cross core values.

Students, faculty, staff and community members donated about 8,000 nonperishable food items for Hoban’s 2019 canned food drive, which was sponsored by the student council and ran from Nov. 4 to Nov. 18. There were six themed days during the drive. Students were encouraged to donate a specific type of food item on the designated day.

Monday, Nov. 4: Peanut Butter and Jelly Day 
Any plastic jars of peanut butter or jelly, or both!

Wednesday, Nov. 6: Pasta Day 
Boxes of pasta and jars or cans of pasta sauce. The best types of pasta would be any type of short noodle (bowtie, rotini, penne, ziti, rigatoni, etc.). Spaghetti is OK, but it's really hard to serve! For the pasta sauce, only plastic jars or canned pasta sauce. 

Friday, Nov. 8: Soup and Saltines Day 
Cans of soup. The best kinds are tomato and chunky. Also, boxes of crackers. Saltine crackers are the best, but any cracker will do.

Monday, Nov. 11: Canned Meat Day
Canned tuna, chicken, Spam, etc. 

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Mac and Cheese Day
Everyone loves macaroni and cheese! Boxed mac and cheese. No single serve mac and cheese containers. 

Friday, Nov. 15: Thanksgiving Foods Day
Boxed potatoes, stuffing mix, canned turkey, canned gravy, canned vegetables, corn bread mix, and anything else Thanksgiving-related.