Over 800 lbs. of non-perishable food items will help fill the shelves at local food banks thanks to the generosity of three virtual grade 2 classes.
Organized by teachers Ashley Zippilli, Kristen Cocchiara and Hayley Jarvis, the collection was an opportunity for students to make a difference this Easter season and get more involved in the community.
“During the Lenten season, we teach the students about prayer, fasting and almsgiving,” said Zippilli. "We actively had our students participate in weekly Lenten liturgies and focused on Lenten promises they could make with themselves to God.”
Putting faith into action, the food drive was held in support of the Hamilton Food Share Program, which distributes donations to charities across the city.
The plan involved splitting up participating homes per teacher in order to drive out and collect any donations.
In total, over 54 homes were canvassed across Winona, Binbrook, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Dundas, Waterdown, and Brantford.
“Although we are virtual classes, we wanted to show the students that when there is a will, there is a way,” said Zippilli.
“They were so excited and happy to be able to be part of helping out people in need!”