Halloween meals drive collects tons of of things for Saskatoon – Saskatoon

SASKATOON – Grade 7 and 8 students at James L. Alexander School are working to dispel hunger in Saskatoon. In just two weeks, they collected more than 800 non-perishable foods in elementary school.

All donations go to the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Center.

“It makes me happy because nobody wants to die of starvation,” said 8th grade student Melissa Smith.

The school’s senior leadership club took the initiative themselves and then went from class to class collecting food and raising awareness of poverty. The Halloween food campaign is part of an international Free the Children campaign.

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The leadership club also plans an excursion to the Friendship Inn to continue its community engagement.

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Merlin Ford delivered the donations to the blackboard Thursday morning.

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