From October 21-25, the students and staff of our school once again held a Food Bank Drive benefiting the Wheatland County Food Bank and the Strathmore & Wheatland County Christmas Hamper Society. As we have done for the past 4 years, this event was done in partnership with Strathmore Ford and the WE Scare Hunger program which is a venture of WE Schools. This endeavour ties in beautifully with our Leader in Me initiative at Wheatland Elementary, particularly those aspects of the program emphasizing good citizenship, thinking win-win, synergizing, and finding meaningful ways to help others. The Grade 6 Student Leadership Council did all of the organizing for this event, including the tallying, sorting and packaging of all donated items. There was a friendly competition between homeroom classes to encourage maximum participation.
We are excited to share that as of October 31st, our total numbers have reached 2520 items, filling 93 boxes, and weighing over 913 kilograms! Strathmore Ford picked up all of the food items on Tuesday afternoon to drop off at the Wheatland County Food Bank, and next month, all of the hygiene and wish list items collected will be donated to the Strathmore & Wheatland County Christmas Hamper Society. We are very grateful to Strathmore Ford for the generous donation of $1000.00 that they made to our school’s hot lunch program, as this money will go directly towards providing children at our own school with much needed lunches. We are so appreciative of the opportunity to partner with such a great local business to support those less fortunate in our community! Thank you to everyone who supported our WE Scare Hunger Food Bank Drive!!