Bea Gaddy Food Drive
Beatrice Frankie Fowler - "Bea Gaddy" 1933 - 2001
Known as the Mother Teresa of Baltimore and Saint Bea, Bea Gaddy rose from a life of poverty to become Baltimore's leading advocate for the homeless and poor.
Our Annual Food Drive is an opportunity for the school and students to connect with the Community. It is a competition for the students that always elicits a huge response. Classes of students compete to collect the most cans and non-perishable food items. The winning class is rewarded with a continental breakfast.
This year, our food drive was affected by the loss of faculty member Keith Parker. The school came together to turn this tragedy into an act of giving. The students decided to drop the contest, combining their food collection efforts and the money that would go to a prize, and donate all in honor of Keith Parker. We collected $367.26 and 756 canned goods and non-perishable foods. Way to go Saint Frances Academy!!