David Vincent ‘18 Continues to Honor Justin Hall During the Food Drive
Hall impacted him, and now he wants to impact something Hall cared so deeply about
The passing of Justin Hall, a beloved teacher, coach, and friend, impacted many members of the Jesuit community. Hall touched so many people during his time at Jesuit, including David Vincent ’18.
Vincent, whose family had known the Hall family before David’s time at Jesuit, wanted to carry on Justin’s legacy after his passing. Following Hall’s death last November, Vincent brought several truckloads of food to Jesuit’s Food Drive, wanting to continue Hall’s work as the Student Activities Coordinator and Director of the Food Drive.
“I figured that I should do something in his honor,” Vincent said. “The Food Drive made perfect sense.”
Now a first-year student at the University of Notre Dame, Hall’s alma mater, Vincent is still finding ways to assist the Food Drive from his dorm room.
“It was kind of my mom’s idea [to keep assisting in the food drive from college], but it seemed like an awesome thing to do,” Vincent said.
Using money from his Jesuit Graduation in May, Vincent honored the man who cared so deeply about the Food Drive. On the morning of November 30, Vincent’s mom delivered a car full of cans to the Food Drive on Vincent’s – and Hall’s – behalf.
Though this act does not seem like a big deal to him, Vincent wants those reading this story to know why he is so eager to help with the Food Drive.
“Justin Hall touched my heart, and the Hall family continues to do so. To me, being a Christian is to be touched by love, and that’s the impact that Justin had on me.”
The Food Drive runs until December 7, with the food going to the Stanford Settlement. Anyone who wants to donate can take their cans to the parking lot by the Fr. Barry Gym off O’Donnell Drive.
If anyone has a Food Drive story of their own, please contact Kyle Tooley ‘13, our Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.