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Winter Food Bank Drive

The Parkcrest Elementary Leadership students are leading a Winter Funds and Food Drive to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The Food Bank supports many families and individuals in our community by providing healthy foods and other essentials.

The Parkcrest Elementary Funds and Food Drive will run from Wednesday, December 8th to Wednesday, December 15th. Our leadership students are asking our students and families to donate money and/or non-perishable food items and diapers to the Food Bank.

As you consider how to donate to the Food Bank, please consider donating money to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Due to their bulk purchasing power, each dollar that you donate can be used to buy 2-3 times as much food as you could at the store. Our school has set up a SchoolCashOnline item (click here) with donation amounts of $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, $15, and $20 to help you donate to this fundraising effort. All funds collected will go directly to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Alternatively, students can also donate non-perishable food items or diapers directly at the school in their classes. If you donate food, please ensure that the food items are not expired and in undamaged and sealed cans and packaging. The Food Bank cannot distribute or use items which are expired, damaged or opened. Each class has a Food Bank donation box within their classroom and our leadership students will count, sort, organize and package the items for delivery. The top three most needed food items at the Food Bank are canned salmon (low sodium), pasta (low sodium) and diapers. Other items which are highly needed are canned meats, chicken and fish, canned beans (chickpeas, kidney, black beans), hearty soups, stews and chilis.

Thank you for your generosity and your support of others within the community.

Parkcrest Student Leadership and Parkcrest Elementary School