Two virtual classes joined forces in spirit to support Hamilton’s most vulnerable.
Led by teachers Maria Marcuzzi and Marcia Vieira, students participated in a contactless food drive on Good Friday, with donations benefiting the Neighbour to Neighbour program in Hamilton.
According to the Hamilton Food Share, an emergency food distribution hub, the city sees over 13,000 people, including 5,000 children, accessing food banks every month.
“Our goal was to "Pack the Truck" full of food to help other families in our community and try and live like Jesus lived,” said Marcuzzi, who drove around with Vieira to collect any donations.
“The kids were so excited to drop their items into the truck and to have a chance to meet us in person.”
Especially when students are physically apart, Marcuzzi noted that the day was an opportunity to show the classes that they can still come together, in a safe way, as a community to support those in need around us.
In total, 1064 non-perishable items for the Neighbour to Neighbour program were collected.
“It was a wonderful day of sunshine, smiles and service. We met and exceeded our goal!”