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Teens spread pb&j - and compassion

More than 40 freshmen from Devon Prep and Notre Dame Academy in Villanova recently converged on Devon Prep's dining hall to help the less fortunate, assembling 300 grape-jelly and peanut-butter sandwiches during a service project.

Teens spread pb&j - and compassion

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Devon Prep freshman Samuel S. Young (from left) of Springfield, Notre Dame freshman Carolyn Riegel of West Chester, Devon Prep freshman Daniel J. Crowe of West Chester, and Notre Dame freshman Meghan Cicchitti of Berwyn make sandwiches.

More than 40 freshmen from Devon Prep and Notre Dame Academy in Villanova recently converged on Devon Prep’s dining hall to help the less fortunate, assembling 300 grape-jelly and peanut-butter sandwiches. The process, at times a messy one as the sandwiches were constructed, cut in half, and bagged, forged friendships and taught the importance of community service, school officials said.

The food was donated to the Patrician Society's Emergency Food Cupboard in Norristown, a non-sectarian food pantry that serves about 1,300 area families. The sandwich-making social was sponsored by Devon Prep's Christian Action Program (CAP), which also runs a Thanksgiving food drive and sponsors multiple fund-raisers for area charities.

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