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Living the Mission

    Margie Cooke ’95, WJU employee and ASN                  ication to living out the Jesuit mission of being men
member, said the general public doesn’t realize the         and women for others,” she added.
number of people who depend on the Neighborhood
Center for meals everyday.                                      Kylie Frizell, a senior Spanish and communications
                                                            major from Smithville, Ohio, began making bread
    “Catholic Charities provides numerous meals,            runs as a freshman, when she accompanied her
not only for those who go to their facility, but also to    basketball teammate, Emily Robinson ’15. That spring,
shut-ins. When students are inducted into ASN, their        when an opening occurred in the schedule, Frizell
service, which is one of the three ideals of the honor      became a regular on the bread run crew.
society, is to participate in the ’bread run.’ The feeling
I have when I deliver food to Catholic Charities, and           “This is a small sacrifice of time to be a man or
seeing the smiles on the faces of those who take the        woman for others to help people in the Wheeling
food from the loading dock, is priceless. I leave know-     area. The people doing bread runs might not see the
ing that God is working and we are helping those            immediate impact on their work, because they are not
who are in need,” Cooke added.                              serving the food, but each has a vital role in keeping
                                                            this ministry alive,” Frizell added.
    “Wheeling Jesuit’s Alpha Sigma Nu members
are instrumental in preventing hunger among our                 Wheeling native and a senior computer science
impoverished Wheeling neighbors. Their service              major, Seth Yost said he never realized how many in
supports the daily functioning of the Catholic Charities    the community benefit from ASN’s bread runs.
Neighborhood Center (CCNC), which serves approx-
imately 280 meals a day, both on-site and through               “The amount of food the runs provide allows the
the meal delivery program. In addition, the CCNC            Catholic Charities to give a better quality and greater
food pantry provides large boxes of food to more than       quantity of food to the community. Our bread run haul
400 families a month,” said Andrea Staron, northern         is usually given out relatively quickly, so each is very
regional director for Catholic Charities West Virginia.     valuable. With every run we are able to feed more
                                                            people and their families,” Yost said. 
    “The service ASN provides is absolutely critical to
CCNC operations. The CCNC does not have enough                  He relishes the opportunity to help others. “Pro-
staff members for these bread runs, yet we rely on          viding this service puts my own life in perspective
that food on a daily basis. We are so grateful to Fr.       and makes me realize how blessed I actually am. It is
Mike Steltenkamp and Alpha Sigma Nu for their ded-          encouraging to know that the work Alpha Sigma Nu
                                                            members are doing is helping such a great organi-
                                                            zation – an organization that does its best to serve
                                                            those who need it.”

Only by being a man or woman for
others does one become fully human.

         ‘‘’’— Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

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