Food drive

The Glengarry News - - News - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

The stu­dents at St. Fin­nan’s Catholic School in Alexan­dria col­lected more than 450 canned good and non-per­ish­able items dur­ing their re­cently-con­cluded WE Scare Hunger food drive.

The to­tal for this year’s cam­paign – which ran from Oc­to­ber 22 to Novem­ber 2 – was more than 40 per cent higher than last year’s to­tal of 312 items col­lected.

Dur­ing this year’s drive, stu­dents were en­cour­aged to “feed” their do­na­tions to Sully – a card­board box and plas­tic milk crate mon­ster in

the school’s hall­way – with par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents be­ing re­warded with a cer­tifi­cate and prize. Items col­lected were do­nated to the St. Vin­cent de Paul food bank. This was the fourth straight year that St. Fin­nan’s stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the food drive.

The an­nual ini­tia­tive is part of the WE Schools pro­gram in­volv­ing 14,500 schools from across North Amer­ica and the United King­dom which, ac­cord­ing to its web­site, “chal­lenges young peo­ple to iden­tify the lo­cal and global is­sues that spark their pas­sion and then em­pow­ers them with the tools to take ac­tion.”

St. Fin­nan’s stu­dent body, staff and ad­min­is­tra­tion would like to thank the com­mu­nity for their gen­eros­ity dur­ing this year’s food drive.

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