The final push is on to give at least 15 families a food hamper before the start of Spring Break.
The initiative started at North Delta’s Seaquam Secondary as a response to the community’s financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In a time where more families are struggling to survive than ever, we at Seaquam have taken it upon ourselves to do whatever we can to help,” said Grade 12 student Kate Dusanj.
The food drive, which is being organized by Seaquam’s Delta Youth Advisory Council (DYAC) students, has been running since Feb. 1 and ends on Monday, March 8.
The students were hoping to collect more than 1,500 food items and that goal has already been reached.
“We are especially happy with the turnout of donations and encourage everyone to donate in the coming week,” adds Grade 12 DYAC member Joshua Bauman.
DYAC students will continue to sort the items into food hampers and deliver them to local families that are struggling financially during this challenging time. The overall learning experience around this event has been very positive for our school community.
“Putting together these hampers has given us perspective of how people can be struggling without anyone knowing,” said Grade 12 student Liam Birt.
If you have non-perishable food items that you would like to donate, you can drop them off at the main school entrance between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. any day this week. In order to minimize visitors, a donation container will be placed in front of the school for community members to drop their donations off.