This year, we had to reinvent our annual Food Bank Frenzy. With the help of Mr. Jackson, Ms. Green, our Grade 7 leaders, and myself, we came up with a fun and festive way to donate to the local Food Bank—a door decorating competition! For every two cans of food that students brought in, they were awarded a sheet of paper in their House Colour to add to their door. This year, our Yorkies, including the Little School, donated over 3,000 items to the Food Bank, tripling our usual donation size. We needed to order a second round of boxes because donations did not stop coming in. Once the Food Bank collected our items they weighed each box. York House collected 3,248 Ibs @ 2.62$/Ibs, for a grand total of $8,509.76. We crushed it this year!
A big thank you to all who encouraged our students to support this worthwhile initiative, to those who helped organize the many aspects of this fabulous event, to our families that donated canned foods, and a special thank you to those who helped with the transfer of the many boxes to the Food Bank truck.
Physical Education Teacher