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Boissevain students conduct local food drive in Manitoba

Students at Boissevain School are once again rallying for their annual Spring Food Drive, with the goal of replenishing the shelves of the Boissevain Food Pantry. Conducting two major food drives each year—one in late October and the other in spring—the students engage in a door-to-door campaign to collect non-perishable food items for the local food bank.

Faith Kentner is a Grade 12 student at the school and says it has been a great experience to have the opportunity to volunteer with the school in the food drive. This great initiative by the school is a fantastic way for the students to pitch in for a common cause that builds a sense of community by linking their school with the food bank, and Kentner says residents are always appreciative of what her school is doing for the community.

High school teacher Alaina Adams shares that the school students have always been interested in helping the community and have shown a lot of dedication to this cause. In previous events, the students had a wonderful experience, which made them want to continue this initiative. She says that the school has a lot of student volunteers who are willing to go door-to-door with them, which shows how committed they are to helping people.

The Food Pantry currently needs items like canned goods, fruits, pasta, and dry cereals. Residents can look forward to visits from students involved in the School Student Government, as well as members of the softball and baseball teams, who will be canvassing their neighborhoods to gather donations. Last time, about twenty students took part in the food drive as student government members and players from the high school baseball team went door-to-door collecting food donations.

You can learn more about the Boissevain food pantry on their Facebook page.