For the 14th year, students and staff at Ursuline College are organizing the Halloween night We Scare Hunger canned food drive in support of local food banks.
"This is a tremendous support for our food bank," says Brenda LeClair, Executive Director of Chatham Outreach for Hunger. "Every year, we rely on this campaign to help us restock our shelves following Thanksgiving, as we prepare to head into the Christmas season and the winter months."
Students from UCC, with support from John McGregor Secondary School students and St. Ursula and St. Agnes Catholic schools, will canvass door to door in Chatham. All non-perishable food items collected in Chatham will be donated to Chatham Outreach for Hunger. UCC students will also canvass some areas of Pain Court, in support of Chatham Outreach for Hunger. In Blenheim, students from St. Anne Catholic School will accept donations at the door for the Blenheim Food Bank; and in Wallaceburg, UCC students along with St. Elizabeth and Holy Family Catholic school students will collect donated food items in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.
Volunteers from Chatham Victory Ford provide tremendous support each year by helping to gather up the thousands of donated items and transport them from the schools to the food banks.
Sarnia-Lambton schools are also participating in the 2019 We Scare Hunger food drive, including Holy Rosary, Wyoming; St. Michael, Bright's Grove; and Gregory A. Hogan, Sarnia.
"We are thankful for the many volunteers - students, staff, parents and our community partners - who help make this tremendous campaign a success each year," says Kathy Kearns, a teacher at UCC and We Scare Hunger campaign organizer. "We are proud of the work of our students as they help to care for those in our community who need our assistance."
In the photos are above L-R) Brenda LeClair, Executive Director, Chatham Outreach for Hunger; along with UCC students and Kathy Kearns, UCC Staff Campaign Organizer; Deb Crawford, Director of Education; and Jeff Ameel, Victory Ford, Chatham; and (right L-R) with Holy Rosary students are Christina Jacklin, Parent Council Chair, Margaret DeGurse, Principal, Holy Rosary Catholic School, Mat Roop, Trustee and Grade 7 and 8 teacher Jenna Holmes.