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Rainbow Schools canvass community for non-perishable food items Dec. 1
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 1, 2016. 92.7 Rock will be live on location at Carl A. Nesbitt Public School from 8 am to 9 am to kick off the event. Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger will be on hand to serve pancakes.
This is the third 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, our goal for Rainbow Schools was to collect 200,000 food items,” said Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “We surpassed this total and collected some 308,000 items. A total of $25,700 in monetary donations contributed to this impressive total.”
He added: “This year, our goal is to collect a total of 250,000 to support individuals and families in the communities that we serve. Cash donations are also welcome. Each dollar donated is equivalent to six food items 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 eight years. Churchill Public School brought in 70,030 food items in 2015 and was awarded the first place torch at last year’s Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive kick-off event.
“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.”
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisors
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217