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, Cloyne, and Denbigh to collect non-perishable food items, instead of tricking or treating for candy. This is the second year that Denbigh will be participating, and all items from Denbigh will be donated to the Denbigh Food Bank.
The students are not strangers to supporting the community who supports them. This is the seventh 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 4:30 and 8:00pm. They will be wearing soup costumes and a very large smile. 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, Angela Salmond, would like to thank the community for their contributions to our food drive efforts over the years: “This event has become a staple in our school- students are quick to offer their help. We couldn’t do this without the parents who drive around and assist- it truly takes a community to raise children who understand the importance of helping 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!