Saint Ignatius High School

Rini Family Christmas Food Drive

For more than 80 years, the Saint Ignatius community has rallied to bring a Christmas meal to local families in need. Students collect 4 cans, 4 dollars, 4 others to prepare 700 food baskets as part of the annual Rini Family Christmas Food Drive.

For more than 80 years, Saint Ignatius High School students have planned and executed a massive Christmas food drive that annually delivers 700 food baskets to needy Cleveland families. The student Core Team meets once weekly for about six weeks leading up to the food drive day, which usually occurs the Saturday before Christmas. In the three weeks leading up to Christmas vacation, the Saint Ignatius community donates “4 cans, 4 dollars, 4 others” to fill the baskets; this work, as well as assembling the baskets and coordinating delivery, is the responsibility of the Core Team.

The 2019 Rini Family Christmas Food Drive basket delivery will take place on Saturday, December 14. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel, followed by breakfast in the Rade Dining Hall and then basket delivery. All members of the Saint Ignatius community are welcome to participate in this day.

Saint Ignatius students wishing to get involved with the Christmas Food Drive should contact Mr. Connor Walters ‘09.

Donors and supporters wishing to contribute to the Christmas Food Drive should contact Mr. John Gill '97.

  • Christian Action Team

    C.A.T. is the umbrella service organization at Saint Ignatius and gathers weekly for all students to discuss and share about those whom they serve. Programs include Labre, Pallbearers, the Christmas Food Drive and more than a dozen others.

Christmas Food Drive Moderators