In the run up to Christmas, Grade 8 students organised a school-wide food drive to help out families in need.
They partner with a Belgian charity that has been in operation since 1986, Banque Alimentaire, who collect and distribute quality dry and fresh food to those who are in need. The organization is managed by volunteers and is entirely financed by donations.
Last year the Middle School students were able to provide food parcels to 35 families of the Waterloo Region. This year, Grade 8 invited high school students to donate as well, so that families in our community could have an even happier and more bountiful Christmas and New Year.
As part of the Advisory and French curriculum the Middle School students learned about food budgeting, local needs and hunger in general. Students learn how others, less privileged than themselves, live and what they can do to help.
Food donations included tinned and canned food, grained food such as rice, and condiments, honey, tuna and some holiday treats to brighten the Christmas spirit.
With the support of everyone involved the Middle School students hope to brighten the spirit of giving this holiday season.
Grade 8 Students and Teachers