We Scare event collects a truckload of food

From left: Grace Lesburg, Kirsten Whitfield, Taylor Strand and Madison Brisson help teacher Angela Boucher load a van with food bank donations Monday morning. The four students are part of the Me to We group that took part in the We Scare Hunger event Halloween night. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

by Stephen Dafoe

A number of Georges H. Primeau students went without bags of candy Halloween night so that Morinville and area families won’t have to go without food. Approximately 14 Me-to-We group members at the school participated in the annual We Scare Hunger campaign, carting wagons around town and trick or treating for Food Bank donations rather than candy. The students collected 770 pounds of food, an amount that will be matched by Stu Trenchard of the the Morinville Sobeys.

Teacher Dianne Hutton said the Me-to-We group has been at the school for three years and has expanded from 15 students to 45.

The ongoing school group is part of a national emphasis on giving back to the community. A number of students from Morinville schools travelled to Calgary Monday to take part in We Day, a motivational day that includes performances from major celebrities, each sharing their stories on making a difference.

Morinville Public also ghouls the grub

MPS-food bank

Isaac Collinge was one of 24 MPS students at the Morinville Food Bank on Tuesday afternoon sorting all donated items. MPS collected 775 pounds of for their project We Scare Hunger Haunted House Food Bank Drive.

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