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Food bank benefits from Southpointe generosity

Student gardeners help out with $500 donation

The students and teachers of Southpointe Academy's Grade 3 class were happy to present a cheque for $500 to the South Delta Food Bank recently.

The students worked with volunteers Kristin Crouch and Janice Mather to plant some arrangements for Mother's Day. The students also planted over 250 vegetable seedlings in class for a plant sale.

The children have been attending school garden classes at the Ladner Community Garden since last September. When asked what the gardens mean to them, students replied:

"I learned how plants grow, experienced harvesting and planting, and got to taste homegrown food."

"It is a place of love because it brings people together."

"The gardens were a place to learn and donate to people who can't afford their own food."

"I learned how to share the planet with everyone from the community gardens."

The plant sale was so successful students wanted to share some of the proceeds with those less fortunate. Their purpose in coming to the garden is to learn but to also be involved helping others in the community.