Notre Dame High School is helping out the Bonnyville Friendship Centre and educating students on poverty and homelessness with its Hunger for the Homeless Campaign.
Residents can drop non perishable food off at the school today during regular school hours, and during normal hoursand between 3:30 and 11 tomorrow. Students will be staying late at the school to learn about the realities of poverty and homelessness in Canada.
Poverty is a massive, but not always easy to spot problem in Canada. Teacher and event organizer Siobhan Winterhalt explains that as many as 1 in 8 Canadian families must choose between rent and food every month.
The school hopes to deliver a full truck’s worth of food to the Friendship Centre.