Day one of Fill-A-Bus a good start for annual initiative

Notre Dame students Olivia Seguin, Paige McPhee, Jordin Haun, Ethan Therres and Garrett Buhler and Vice Principal Lisa Kleparchuk loading the bus. – Lucie Roy Photo

by Morinville News Staff

A heavier Morinville Community Bus drove over the weigh scales Thursday afternoon after day one of collecting food and donations for the Morinville Food Bank Society from schools and businesses. A total of 1,874 pounds of food was collected on the first day of collections, roughly a quarter of what was collected in total over two days last year.

Thursday’s runs made stops at Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School and Morinville Christian School. The other schools are doing collections on their own this year.

The bus also made stops at Spiker Equipment, Morinville Business Centre, Scotia Bank, Servus Credit Union, Putnam and Lawson, Capital Vision, Town Hall, Friends & Neighbors and RV City to pick up donations. Spiker Equipment made a donation of $3,000 to the initiative this year.

The Fill-a-Bus will travel to No Frills Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at No Frills and then to Sobeys Morinville from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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Laurie and the gang from Spiker Equipment presented organizer Melodie Steele with a cheque for $3000 for the cause.
– Submitted Photo

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Morinville Christian School students Hannah Fraser and Isiah Thompson with Pastor Lou Brunelle loading the bus Friday.
– Lucie Roy Photo

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Georges H Primeau students went to Sobeys Wednesday night to help make the hampers for the Town of Morinville’s Fill-A-Bus for the Food Bank on Friday. Students and staff made more than 220 bags this year, which will be available at the store Friday to load on the bus. The bus makes the rounds of schools and businesses tomorrow, then hits Sobeys and No Frills on Friday. – Lucie Roy Photo

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The bus gets weighed. – Lucie Roy Photo

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