Markstay Public School is joining forces with the Markstay-Warren Fire Department to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Markstay Food Bank.
The food drive began on Oct. 29, and will continue through Nov. 16. The entire community has been challenged to donate enough food items to fill the back of a pick-up truck.
On Nov. 16 at 12:35 p.m., students, staff, families and members of the Fire Department will create a human chain of caring to hand deliver items to the food bank.
“This initiative is a fun and unique way to give back to the community,” says Markstay Public School Principal Nadia Berardelli. “Everyone is welcome to join the chain of caring.”
The chain will be approximately 500 metres in length, starting at the school at 12 Pioneer Street East and ending at the Markstay Food Bank at 15 Hagar Street. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police will be on site to ensure the safety of all participants.
“On behalf of staff and students, I extend a special thanks to all members of the Markstay-Warren Fire Department and the Ontario Provincial Police for their support,” says Principal Berardelli. “Together, we are helping to foster global citizens who take an active role in making our world a better place to be.”