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In Its 50th Year, Worcester’s Mustard Seed Continues to Teach Holy Cross Students About Service, Real-World Needs

Course and volunteer work with the nonprofit expands students’ perspectives on realities in their own backyard.

Katherine Harkness ’25 remembers going to church with her grandmother, a woman who would, on occasion, cook meals large enough to feed the entire parish. During Harkness’ first year at the College of the Holy Cross, she was taken back …