10 a.m., May 8)
St. Peter students collect over 36,000 items for local
By Fred Sherwin
from St. Peter High School drop off donations
at the Orléans-Cumberland Food Bank
as part of the school's annual Canley Cup
food drive. Fred Sherwin/Photo
was hard to come by at the Orléans-Cumberland Food
Bank on Wednesday thanks to a very special delivery from
the students at St. Peter High School.
students collected over 36,000 items during the school's
annual Canley Cup food drive and raised over $1,200 in
This year's Canley Cup was presented to Leigh Kane's Grade
7 homeroom which collected over 2,300 items.
top Grade 9-12 class was Jim Mick's homeroom which collected
over 2,000 items.
items raised by the food drive will keep the shelves at
the Orléans-Cumberland Food Bank stocked well into
food bank serves an average of 554 individuals, nearly
half of whom are children, every month. One of the myths
of the food bank is that individuals can come as often
as they want. In reality, the food bank acts as a last
resort for people who have exhausted all other options.
and families are only entitled to an emergency supply
of three to four days of food.
of the people who use the food bank are going through
a family crisis such as a break-up in the marriage, an
extended job loss or a medical crisis. They also have
a limited support network.
not for the efforts of the students at St. Peter High
School and other third party donors, the Orléans-Cumberland
Food Bank would have to rely on supplies from the Ottawa
Food Bank which acts as an umbrella organization to food
banks and food cupboards across the city.
food bank is run by the Orléans-Cumberland Community
Resurce Centre and is located at 210 Centrum Blvd. across
from the Shenkman Arts Centre.
regular hours of operation are Tuesday from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m.; Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Friday
from 9 a.m. to noon.
June 1, the food bank will switch to summer hours which
are Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays from
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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