After 12 years of helping local food banks restock the shelves between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the We Scare Hunger Halloween food drive led by UCC students is still going strong.
"Each year we are amazed at the generosity of the community," says Kathy Kearns, staff advisor for the annual event. "It is a tremendous experience for our students when they see first hand how they can join with the community to help others. When we all work together we can accomplish great things!"
In addition to UCC, the door-to-door campaign involves elementary students from St. Joseph and St. Ursula Catholic schools in Chatham, St. Anne in Blenheim and St. Michael in Ridgetown, along with CKSS and John McGregory Secondary School students.
Victory Ford, a long time supporter of We Scare Hunger supplies volunteers and trucks each year to help get the donated food from UCC to the Chatham Outreach for Hunger food bank.
"It's great to see these kids get involved with helping their community," says Don 'Sparky' Leonard, General Manager of Victory Ford. "We're happy to do whatever we can to help."
In the photo above, UCC students prepare to help load the food collected during this year's 'We Scare Hunger' event onto trucks supplied by Victory Ford, with help from Don 'Sparky' Leonard, Victory Ford GM and Kathy Kearns, UCC 'We Scare Hunger' staff advisor.