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.