Once again this year, Student Action is holding the JMSS Annual Food Drive to collect donations for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. Last year our students brought in almost 4000 items and we have great expectations for this year!
Over 800, 000 people in Canada use food banks, 37% of which are children and 3/8 of those people live in Ontario. In 2017, the Barrhaven Food Cupboard serviced around 1400 people - 48% of which were under 18. This year, they have seen a 7% increase in the number of visits and are providing for approx. 540 people in an average month.
The Food Drive will run for 4 weeks from the Monday, October 15th, to Friday November 9th. We will be collecting items every Friday from your 3rd period classroom on a day 1, Items to donate include non-perishable food, baby products, toiletries, etc. Competitions will be held between classes for the most donations each week and overall. There will also be theme weeks where you can enter a raffle for a tasty prize!
Please remember when donating food items, check for expiry dates. No item dated before November 31st will be collected. Expired items will not be accepted by the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.
Please help out our community and donate today!