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Supporting local food banks

By April 24, 2015September 1st, 2015No Comments

Students pose with nonperishable food items

Columbia’s Leadership classes are asking their peers to give back to the local community by participating in a Home Room Food Drive Challenge in support of Sodexo’s Stop Hunger campaign. Throughout the month of April, students have been asked to donate non-perishable food items to their home room classes, all of which will be distributed amongst the city’s various food banks. The home room class that donates the most items, measured in weight, will receive a special prize.

Ms. Milicevic’s ESLEO class is looking to represent the Maple building and win this year. Her students have already collected more than 1000 pounds of non-perishable items, costing an estimated $600. All are excited to be contributing and even happier to be helping members of the community.

Last year, students and staff;
• collected 5150 pounds of non-perishable food items for Hamilton’s Food Share,
• donated 150 breakfast meals to the Breakfast Club program at two local schools, and
• prepared 950 meals for Food For Kids.

Columbia hopes to exceed last year’s record and provide even greater support for those in need.

Stay tuned, the winning class will be announced next week.

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