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Kids Helping Kids: Rainbow Schools collect 175,591 items for area food banks

Rainbow Schools more than surpassed their goal in this year’s Kids Helping Kids Food Drive. They almost doubled it!

“At last count, we collected a total of 175,591 items to support individuals and families in the communities that we serve,” said Rainbow District School Board Director of Education, Norm Blaseg. “We blew the lid off our goal of 100,000. Fantastic!”

Director Blaseg commended the students, staff and trustees in Rainbow Schools for going the extra mile to collect one more can. The food items raised represent 91.3 tonnes of food.

“Our hats go off to the families and local residents who gave so generously to this campaign,” said Director Blaseg. “This was a true community effort in Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Shining Tree. We thank everyone who made this year’s food drive an outstanding success.”

He added: “The food collected will be going to all the food banks in the jurisdictions served by the Board, benefiting students and families in all of our school communities.”

Director Blaseg thanked Vice-Principal Kerri Monaghan, Principal David Farrow, Principal Danielle Williamson and Principal Pablo Gil-Alfau for championing this effort in Rainbow Schools.

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Students in Rainbow Schools, including Alexis and Daniel Lukoff of Chelmsford Public School and Alyssa Lachapelle and Jade Amyotte of Churchill Public School, collected 175,591 food items for the Kids Helping Kids Food Drive. “We thank everyone who made this year’s campaign an outstanding success,” said Rainbow District School Board Director of Education, Norm Blaseg.