North Addington Education Centre | Nov 05, 2015

On October 31, students from North Addington Education Centre canvassed the community in their costumes; not for candy or treats, but for non-perishable food items. Students and adults were stationed in each community: Flinton, Northbrook, and Cloyne. The response received was overwhelming. Most homes had a bag or box of food ready, and were not reluctant to contribute to the community. The event and pick up were supervised by a staff member.

The food collected will help the food bank through the winter season. Darian Smith, an NAEC student, stated, “I should just keep the costume- I’m definitely doing this again next year!”

Angela Salmond, the principal of NAEC, was excited to show her support for the event: “I am so proud of our students and would like to extend my thanks to their families and the community. There is always the worry that an event won’t be successful year after year, but Trick or Eat has only gained momentum. Thank you for investing in our students- I am very grateful”.

While this event helped stock the shelves, the winter and holiday seasons are a busy time for the food bank. An attempt was made to go to as many houses as possible, but if your donation was missed, please call North Addington at 613-336-8991 and ask for Candice Bovard; we will pick up your item(s). Items can also we dropped off at NAEC, and we will make sure that they are delivered to the Food Bank. Those requiring assistance from the Food Bank, please contact Land O’ Lakes Community Services at 613-336-8934.

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