Our school is participating in FCC Drive Away Hunger again this year, which means we’ll be collecting donations of food and cash for people in our area who are hungry. Because we’re participating in this program, FCC will include our school in a draw for a $500 donation to be used to make improvements at the winning school.

There are three ways your child can participate. If you can, please send food items to school with your child from October 1st-15th to support this program. You also have the option to send a monetary donation with your child to school in the collection envelope provided. Cheques can be made out to the “Niverville Helping Hands” food bank. Be sure to include your full name, address and phone number so we can mail you a tax receipt at the end of the year.  The donations will be picked up on October 17th or 18th.  Donations aren’t the only way your child can participate. There’s also a fun and easy art project the students can participate in – drawing a Thank You message to a farmer on a card supplied by Farm Credit Canada. The cards will be collected and shared with Canadian agriculture producers at a future FCC event. When our school returns these cards to FCC, our local food bank is entered into a draw to win $1000.

Please help Bothwell School make a difference in our community. All food and money donated will stay in our community. Post this list on your fridge and let your friends and neighbours know you are collecting for the Drive Away Hunger campaign.

For easy reference, here are the most needed food items (according to Food Banks Canada):

  • pasta products and rice
  • canned meats and fish
  • dry and canned soups and stews
  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • flour
  • breakfast cereal
  • canned/powdered milk
  • fruit juices
  • pasta sauce
  • beans and legumes
  • infant formula and baby food

For more information about this program, visit FCCDriveAwayHunger.ca.

Thank you for your support! Working together, we can drive away hunger!

Lisa Schipper

Grade 7 teacher on behalf of our Bothwell Ignite Team

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