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Assumption School supports food bank in Powell River

COVID-19 changes annual event
Assumption School Powell River
COLLECTED GOODS: Assumption School grade seven students Jayden Nwaeze [left] and Daniel Han hold bags of donated items for the school’s We Scare Hunger food drive. The annual event provides items for the food bank in Powell River. Contributed photo

Students in grades four to nine at Assumption School in Powell River held their annual We Scare Hunger food drive this past week.

According to teacher Angela Bennett, We Scare Hunger is an opportunity for the community to support those struggling with hunger.

“Through their contactless event, more than 1,300 items were collected for the local food bank,” stated Bennett.

In a media release, Bennett stated that in order to keep with COVID-19 safety protocols, bags were dropped off at neighbourhood homes on October 26 with an informative flyer. Then, on October 30, students came back and picked up bags from participating homes.

“It feels nice knowing we have had the opportunity to help people,” stated grade nine student Monica Ruegg.

Fellow grade nine student Noella Dayekh concurred with her classmate.

“I loved coming into the gym and seeing all of the food we collected,” stated Dayekh. “It was overwhelming in a good way.”

Bennett stated that the school would like to thank Quality Foods for donating the paper bags.

“[The school] would also like to thank all who donated and helped to make our event a success,” she added.