Students in Rainbow schools in Sudbury, Espanola and on Manitoulin Island will canvass their neighbourhoods for non-perishable food items for their local food banks on Nov. 30. This is the fourth annual Rainbow Kids Helping Kids Day, which is part of the Rainbow District School Board’s annual efforts to support the Kids Helping Kids Christmas Food Drive in memory of Edgar Burton. “Last year, our goal for Rainbow schools was to collect 250,000 food items,” Norm Blaseg, director of education, said. “We surpassed this total and collected 257,948 items. A total of $35,515 in monetary donations contributed to this impressive total. “This year, our goal is to collect a total of 257,949, which is one more can than last year. It has become an annual tradition for Rainbow schools to support Edgar Burton’s vision to help individuals and families in the communities that we serve. Cash donations are also welcome. Each dollar donated is equivalent to six food items for the Sudbury Food Bank.” Rainbow schools have been awarded the Kids Helping Kids torch for most food items collected six times over the past eight years. Carl A. Nesbitt Public School brought in more than 30,000 food items in 2016 and will be awarded the first place torch at this year’s Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive kick-off event. In the event of bad weather, the canvass will take place Dec. 1.