Schools get creative to help Tokoroa’s hungry
With a bit of can-do Kiwi attitude various South Waikato schools are putting their creative skills to work to help the hungry.
Tokoroa North School, Amisfield School, Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School, and Putaruru College have all signed up to take part in Wattie’s Cans for Good competition this week where they will collect and donate cans to help the Tokoroa Salvation Army Foodbank.
Both Tokoroa North School and Amisfield School will also be creating can displays on Friday to be in for a chance to win the option of $500 worth of sports gear or art vouchers.
Tokoroa Salvation Army lieutenant Steve Molen said it was a great initiative.
‘‘Wattie’s will also be matching can for can so however many cans people collect Wattie’s will match and that all goes into our foodbank to create food parcels to feed the hungry people of Tokoroa.’’
‘‘Some of what Putaruru College collects will also be going to its local foodbank too and we are hugely grateful for the help,’’ he said.
Molen said having a competition with the cans added a bit of excitment for the kids.
Tokoroa Salvation Army Foodbank co-ordinator Rowse Ngametua and lieutenant Steve Molen.