SD5 raises money and items for food bank

Staff and students raised food items equalling $11,628 and donated them to local food banks.

  • Oct. 27, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Staff and students across SD5 gathered food items and raised money for World Food Day.

Staff and students across SD5 gathered food items and raised money for World Food Day.

The Humanity Network East Kootenay recently celebrated the United Nations World Food Day on October 16th, 2015, in a very meaningful and exciting way.

All across School District #5 food items were collected and donated to the local food banks. In total SD #5 and partners collected 7,418 non-perishable items, equalling $11,628

This initiative sparked many inspiring stories; some schools extended their food drive deadlines so that more non-perishable items could be brought in. Students, parents and community members in Jaffray and the south country did a community food drive and collected over 2000 non-perishable items.

One student is having a birthday party and has asked that all presents be food bank donations. One school had a grade challenge to see which grade could bring in the most items. Schools are having dances and asking those who attend for food bank donations.

This event was in partnership with the Cranbrook Poverty Reduction Committee.

In recognition of the International World Food Day, October 16th, 2015, the Humanity Network (East Kootenay) would like to share their slideshow, “The Bus that will end hunger”. Please visit our website at  to see the slideshow.

Please feel free to share the website and slideshow with any other persons or organizations. If you would like more information, ideas or resources on the International World Food Day, you can visit the United Nations website at:

If you have any questions, would like more information or would like to join the Humanity Network, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cross at 250-581-2111 or email: