Food for all: that is the hope of students of St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School. Students collected over 1800 non-perishable food items as part of their annual Food Collection Campaign. Happy to accept was Harvest Algoma Food Resource Centre.
They recognize that many agencies in Sault Ste Marie do not have the physical capacity to handle the amount of food they need.
A division of the United Way, Harvest Algoma serves as a central hub for food intake in the community.
Community donations such as those from St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School are amalgamated with donations from outside the city.
Together, these donations are distributed among 28 agencies in our local community, including the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen and St. Vincent Place.
“It was heart-warming to witness our students living out the Catholic virtues that we try to instill in them through daily teachings” said St. Mary’s French Immersion Principal, Rachel Biedermann.
“Students of all ages were incredibly proud and excited to have a positive impact on our local community.”
A special mention goes out to Charli T., Elena N., Audrina B., Rhya B., Adam S., Gabriel D., and Robert D., who demonstrated great leadership to their peers.
“We were very happy to establish this partnership between St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School and the Harvest Algoma Food Resource Centre” says Biedermann. “We look forward to serving our community for many years to come.”