Most schools in Surrey hold Food Bank drives. On February 11th, 20 of the grade 7 students in Ms. Villeneuve’s class headed down to Surrey’s Food Bank to volunteer some of their time. They created Valentine cards for the clients and helped hand out food items. The students also learned how much money is required to cover the basic cost of living and the challenges of making ends meet with minimum wages.
Did you know that the Surrey Food Bank serves 14,000 people every month and that 41% are below the age of 18. 23% are new to Canada, and there are many seniors on a fixed income that use the Food Bank. The most needed items are powdered baby formula, whole wheat pasta and rice, canned fish and meats, pasta sauces, canned fruit and vegetables, hot and cold cereal, and canned soup.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to learn and to give back a little to their community. 20 grade 7 students from division 2 plan to do the same thing on March 3rd.