On Friday, October 1, the Junior School held their first Spirit Day and our first official House Event of the year – Food Bank Frenzy! Food Bank Frenzy is one big relay that has provided a fun and active way for our school to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society for over 10 years.
The goal of the Food Bank Frenzy is to raise awareness of the Food Bank’s needs, to show off our school spirit, and of course, to have a friendly House competition. Each student brought in two cans of food and a toonie. Each House Team must race 150 items of food or money around the course. It is amazing to watch so much food and thoughtfulness zip around the field.
We added the contribution of the toonie this year, as the Food Bank has three times the buying power, and also enables them to purchase fresh food and perishable items.
When we added the surplus items and generosity of our Grade 1 and 2 students, our community collected over $800 and 25 boxes of food for the GVFB! A huge thank you to the House Leaders who prepared their teams, and a big thank you to each family for your donation. Way to go, York House!