Sooke’s EMCS (Edward Milne Community School) Leadership Program is happy to join both Belmont Secondary School and Royal Bay Secondary School this year to create the first ever SD62 district-wide “10,000 Tonight Food Drive.”
[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Belmont started this drive a number of years ago, and it has become the Western Communities’ largest food drive, providing much-needed support to local food banks. With three secondary schools now in the district, a challenge was put forth to broaden the event even further, with the schools hosting their own drive in order to collect 10,000 non-perishable food items each….in one night. Last year, Belmont alone collected 18,000!!
The district-wide 10,000 Tonight Food Drive will be on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 5-9pm. All donations can be dropped off from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 in the EMCS office. Donations dropped off on the night of the event can be brought to the EMCS gymnasium. All of the food collected through EMCS will be going to support the Sooke Food Bank.
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Todd Powell
Edward Milne Community School
- The aspiration is to accumulate 10,000 items for the Food Bank
- All items collected in Sooke will go to the Sooke Food Bank
- Items can be dropped off at EMCS between November 30 to December 4
- Belmont started this project in 2011, and other schools, like Penticton, have been participating for almost two decades