Students in Grade 5 to 8 at Holy Rosary Catholic School recently collected non-perishable food items in aid of the Petrolia Foodbank.
Earlier this month, Grade 7 and 8 students delivered flyers to residents in the neighbourhood to promote the food drive; and the following week the school canvassed the neighbourhood for donations. In addition, students from each class brought food donations into the school.
“We are extremely proud of our students, as they put their faith into action in this Lenten project to serve our community,” says Marc Tremblay, Principal of Holy Rosary Catholic School.
“On Ash Wednesday, our students chose to begin their Lenten journey by practicing almsgiving and seeing first-hand the benefits that working together can have on our community,” says classroom teacher Alicia Da Silva, one of the staff organizers of the event.