Phoenix Academy Stu­dents Raise Over 650 Items for the Food Bank

The Beacon (Gander) - - News -

In De­cem­ber, the stu­dents of Phoenix Academy in Car­manville or­ga­nized a food drive for the Gan­der Sal­va­tion Army Food Bank. The Gan­der Sal­va­tion Army Food Bank ser­vices 200 fam­i­lies each month and over the Christ­mas sea­son pro­vided as­sis­tance to 300 fam­i­lies.

The school’s new Stu­dent Lead­er­ship Team, com­prised of Grade 7-9 stu­dents who wish to learn lead­er­ship skills by tak­ing on lead­er­ship roles in the school in­cludes a char­ity group whose first con­cern was the food bank. Know­ing that the Christ­mas hol­i­days are a par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult time for many low in­come fam­i­lies, the stu­dents suc­cess­fully ran a month-long food drive for non-per­ish­able food items and were able to do­nate more than 650 items.

Their teach­ers, Mr. Roger Bun­gay and Ms. Jil­ian Rose ac­com­pa­nied the stu­dents to Gan­der on Dec 15 where they de­liv­ered the many boxes of food to the Gan­der Sal­va­tion Army Food Bank and even helped stock the shelves. With smiles on their faces, the stu­dents were able to see how their lead­er­ship skills can make a dif­fer­ence in peo­ple’s lives.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

In the photo from left to right: Fam­ily Ser­vices Co­or­di­na­tor Mrs.Wanda Loder, Ms. Jil­ian Rose, stu­dents with the Phoenix Academy Lead­er­ship Team and Mr. Roger Bun­gay.

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