Schools get cre­ative to help Toko­roa’s hun­gry

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - LUKE KIRKEBY

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.

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