Here we are, once again, in the Halloween season. As we have in past years, the students in grade 6 will be running a Food Bank donation campaign. Hunger continues to be a problem across Canada and right here is Kelowna. Every day, there are children and adults who don't have enough food. Seniors and very young children are particularly affected. Many students in our school district arrive at school hungry on a daily basis. That's where the Kelowna Community Food Bank comes in.
We would like to help out by collecting non-perishable items for the Kelowna Food Bank. Starting Monday, October 26 and ending on Friday, October 30, grade 6 students will collect and count donations. They will record the number of items each class donates and display it on two large graphs outside the gym. This will be a friendly competition to see which Primary and which Intermediate class can bring in the most items. These classes will receive a treat.
Some of the items most needed by our Food Bank are:
- canned soup, particularly Chunky soup - beans
- canned fruit - dry soup
- whole wheat pasta - side dishes (such as rice, boxed potatoes)
- because the Food Bank makes up special packages for babies, newborn size diapers
Also consider items such as canned fish and meat, vegetables, cereal, oatmeal, infant formula and baby food.
Thank-you for your support.
The grade 6 teachers and students