Cresson, PA – Even with the college’s doors closed due to the statewide shutdown, Mount Aloysius students and staff are finding ways to serve in the community. Led by Brianna Baker, director of mission & ministry, and Amy Kanich, director of campus ministry, a team of Mounties has been volunteering to help local elementary and high school students.

“It is an uncertain time, and a time when we feel the Mount Aloysius College mission and the values of the Sisters of Mercy can really serve the community,” said Baker. “As always, our dedicated students were reaching out to us to find out how they could help even after the campus closed.”

The team has delivered more than 350 “care packages” which include various food items. The packages have been dropped off, while maintaining social distancing guidelines, at local schools including Cambria Heights, Penn Cambria, All Saints and Northern Cambria. The schools’ principals and superintendents have organized the pickups for students.

MAC’s food service provider, SAGE, has also gotten involved by donating fruit, produce, and snacks which have been distributed to more than 20 local needy families.

CAPTION: (L-R) Mount Aloysius College students Ashlee Parrish ofNorthern Cambria, Ava Myers of Gallitzin and Corrin Dagiston of Hazelton distribute care packages to Cambria Heights (while maintaining social distancing guidelines).