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Rainbow Schools canvass community for non-perishable food items Dec. 3

Many students in Rainbow Schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin will canvass their neighbourhoods for non-perishable food items for their local food banks on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Q 92.7 will be live on location at Churchill Public School to help kick-off the event.

This is the second annual Rainbow Kids Helping Kids Day, which is part of the Rainbow District School Board’s annual efforts to support the Kids Helping Kids Christmas Food Drive in memory of Edgar Burton.

“Last year, Rainbow Schools collected more than 178,000 food items,” said Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “This year, our goal is to collect a total of 200,000 to support individuals and families in the communities that we serve.”

He added: “Cash donations are also welcome. Each dollar donated provides six dollars of food value to the Sudbury Food Bank.”

Rainbow Schools have been awarded the coveted Kids Helping Kids torch for most food items collected six times over the past seven years. Churchill Public School brought in 28,267 food items in 2014 and was awarded the first place torch at this year’s Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive kick-off event on Friday, November 13, 2015.

“The food that we collect will be going to all the food banks in our jurisdiction, benefiting students and families in all of our school communities,” said Director Blaseg. “We thank everyone for joining with us to collect one more can.”


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217