The students of North Addington Education Centre will be suiting up in their Campbell’s Soup costumes on October 31st and knocking on your door! They will be asking for non-perishable food items which will be donated to the local food bank, which is experiencing a shortage of food.
About ten secondary students will be spreading out between Flinton, Northbrook, and Cloyne to collect non-perishable food items, instead of tricking or treating for candy. The students are not strangers to supporting the community who supports them.
This is the eighth year for the very successful event. We’re asking community members to contribute what they can. We will have three to four students canvassing each community between approximately 4:00 and 8:00pm. Most will be wearing soup costumes and a very large smile. If we have more students participating than costumes, some students will be in other costumes, but will identify themselves at the door. We are going to visit as many households as possible, but if you have contributions and the food is not picked up, please call Candice Bovard throughout the week at 613-336-8991 and we will pick it up, or items can be dropped off at the school.
On behalf of students and staff, the principal, James Bonham-Carter, would like to recognize how special this event is. “I’m quickly seeing how much this community cares for one another.. Thank you for helping our children give back; for helping teach them that we have a responsibility to take care of one another”.
If you see students in the community and they are ‘trick or eating’, feel free to ask them to sing or dance for your donation; they are prepared to work for your generosity!