Every Lent, dozens of volunteers come out and work tirelessly to prepare Lenten foods, such as crab cakes and coddie cakes, for the yearly fundraiser that benefits St. Casimir School at 1035 S. Kenwood Ave.
This 75-year-old tradition has been a staple of the Lenten season in Canton. The coddie cakes, which are made of codfish and mashed potatoes, are by far the most popular dish and perfect for those abstaining from meat this Lent. The cakes can be ordered fried or unfried for $2.75 or $2.50 respectively.
The crew will make approximately 3,000 coddie cakes and over 100 crab cakes a week. They also sell coleslaw, potato salad, and macaroni salad for $3 a pound.
The proceeds raised for the fundraiser will go towards St. Casimir School. In the past years, the six-week long fundraiser has raised over $30,000, all which will greatly benefit the students. The volunteers, which can be parents or St. Casimir students or just a helpful neighbor, sometimes even work 24-hour shifts to keep their inventory stocked.
All orders must be received by 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. The pick-up day for your order is the following Friday. Orders are to be picked up between the hours of 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM at the Kolbe Center, 1st floor (directly behind St. Casimir Church). When placing your order, please remember to designate your pick up time.
St. Casimir Catholic School will continue its Lenten foods sale through March 23rd.
Orders for Holy Week are due by Friday, March 18 at 3 p.m. with pickup on Wednesday, March 23 from 11-3 p.m. in the Kolbe Center.
Orders may be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the school office at 410.342.2681.
By Gianna DeCarlo