Grade 7 students scare up food bank donations

A group of Grade 7 students from Lake City Secondary were among the 20,000 youth and educators from around B.C. participating in We Day.

  • Oct. 28, 2014 7:00 a.m.

A group of Grade 7 students from Lake City Secondary Columneetza Campus were among the 20,000 youth, educators and guests from around B.C. participating in We Day Vancouver last week.

The day-long inspirational social education session took place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver Oct. 23 and featured numerous inspiring speakers and inspiring performances by Selena Gomez and a a surprise performance by Jennifer Lopez.

This week the lakecity students are kicking off their own social awareness campaign by collecting donations of food on Halloween for the local food bank instead of asking for treats.

They will be out and about in neighbourhoods collecting non-perishable food items between 5 and 6 p.m.

The group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Columneetza bus loop if anyone wants to join them.

“The students and I will still be dressing up, but instead of asking for candy, we’ll be asking for donations to our food drive,” says their teacher, Mike Wilson.

“We are stepping outside our comfort zones to try something new this year and I’m so proud of our students to be willing to do something that can make a big difference in our community.”