Crab for Others

This Saturday, Jan. 28th, the Jesuit High School Boosters will be hosting the 36th annual Crab Feed fundraiser. The Crab Feed raises thousands of dollars every year for various Boosters causes, including scholarship funds and Jesuit’s performing arts.

The history of the Crab Feed goes back to the early ‘80s when it began as a fundraiser for the Athletic Department. After five years, the Jesuit Boosters took over and began running the event.

In the early years of the feed, then Athletic Director Mr. Ross Evans and four other athletic department members scheduled and ran the event. Athletes were responsible for preparing the gym and serving food. Now, about 35 years later, over 200 alumni, students, and family members are involved in organizing and producing this spectacular event.

“Like every event, there are a lot of details, responsibilities and a large number of family and alumni volunteers who make the event possible,” said Crab Feed Chairman Terry DeBencik.

Student participation is always an important part of the event. This year, around eighty students will be serving, ten cleaning dishes, and twenty helping in the kitchen.

“I am excited to join my fellow peers to serve the school and meet new people during service,” said Chris Cotillo ‘19, who is volunteering at the feed this year.

The food selection this year includes appetizers, bread, pasta, salad, grilled sausage, gluten free and vegetarian options, and, of course, crab. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the dance floor opens at 9 p.m. Attendees can talk and enjoy the food and music with others involved in Jesuit High School community.

“It’s definitely a place to see long time friends and meet some new ones,” Mr. DeBencik said.

Every year, the Crab Feed is a significant event, providing a great night for members of the Jesuit community, an opportunity for students to serve, and money for the Jesuit Boosters and scholarship programs.