Community Food Drive to be Held at Fullerton Weis on Saturday

This weekend, Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6, Saving IND (Institute of Notre Dame) will hold its second annual community food drive at Weis Markets, located in the Fullerton Plaza Shopping Center at 7927 Belair Road in Fullerton from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The goal is to collect as much non-perishable food as possible. The donations that Saving IND receive will go to the Student Support Network, as well as a Catholic charity in downtown Baltimore.

Last year, this group collected approximately 5,000 pounds of food and 150 turkeys. The food drive is sponsored by Weis Markets and Councilman David Marks.

Saving IND was formed by a group of dedicated Institute of Notre Dame (IND) alumnae after the historic 173-year-old all-girls high school at 901 Aisquith Street in Baltimore City was abruptly closed with little advance notice in June 2020. Saving IND is now working to open a new school, to be known as Marian Preparatory Academy, in Baltimore County.

The original IND was founded in 1847 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. In addition to its proud academic tradition of educating young women and developing future leaders, IND anchored Baltimore during some of its most difficult storms. IND provided shelter as part of the Underground Railroad and served as a medical facility during both the Civil War and 1918 flu pandemic.