| Oct 18, 2012

The students of North Addington Education Centre will be suiting up again on Oct. 31 and knocking on your door! They will be asking for non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the local food bank.

About a dozen secondary students will be spreading out among Flinton, Northbrook, and Cloyne to collect non-perishable food items, instead of trick or treating for candy. The secondary students organized a very successful Trick or Eat campaign last October, and the elementary food drive in June assisted the food bank in stocking its shelves for the summer. The students are not strangers to supporting the community who supports them.

According to participant and grade 11 student Kendra Wilson, “I had so much fun last year that I can't wait to do it again. It also felt really good to go over and fill the shelves at the food bank. It was great to see all of that food!”

We are asking community members to contribute what they can. We will be having three to four students canvassing each community between approximately 5 and 8 p.m. They will be wearing NAEC ID tags and Campbell's soup-can costumes. When you see the soup-cans, you know students are collecting non-perishables! We are going to try our best to visit as many households as possible, but if you have contributions and the food is not picked up, please call Ms. Bovard throughout the week at 613-336-8991 and we will pick it up. Also, food can be dropped off at NAEC between October 29 and the 31st.

On behalf of students and staff, Principal Angela Salmond would like to thank the community for their contributions to our food drive efforts over the last year. “The response we have received is overwhelming. We would not be able to organize events like this without the support of very generous families in this community. I am proud to see students take ownership of the area in which they live.”

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!

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