St. Clair Catholic schools have once again participated in the annual Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Drive Away Hunger campaign.
In Chatham, Georges P. Vanier Catholic School students and staff held a competition among classes to collect food to be donated to the food drive. Classrooms collected canned goods and non-perishable food items over a period of two weeks.
"We filled 600 large grocery bags," says Americo Todino, Principal of Georges P. Vanier Catholic School. "That added up to more than 3,670 pounds of food - an amazing accomplishment for our school!"
Good Shepherd in Thamesville collected enough food to supply 324 meals and St. Joseph in Tilbury brought in enough canned goods an non-perishable food items for 88 meals. At St. Philip Catholic School in Petrolia more than 660 pounds of food was collected, which equates to 2,001 meals.
"Thank you to all of our partner schools for their continued support of FCC's Drive Away Hunger campaign," says Tilda Brouwer, of Farm Credit Canada's Wyoming office. "Our local food banks are very appreciative of their efforts, which help to restock their shelves as we head into winter."
In the photo (top left) students and staff at Georges P. Vanier School pose with the 3,670 pounds of food collected during this year's Drive Away Hunger campaign; and (right) students at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Thamesville get ready to load up their donations.