The month of October was a busy one for students at Trenton Elementary School. As the students were anxiously awaiting Halloween night when they would go out and collect treats, they were also doing something that will help some of the needy in Pictou County.
During October, they collected over one ton of food for the local food bank.
“For such a small school it was amazing to see how much food was brought in for the food bank,” said Grade 1-2 teacher Danielle McCarron.
The teacher said that the idea for the event came about as her students were discussing ways to help others as the Christmas season approaches.
“One of the students suggested that they could bring in a food item to help others and from there the idea blossomed into a school-wide competition.
McCarron said the students were very excited to spearhead the project and many of the parents were just as excited. The students themselves were very surprised at how much food they had collected.
“I can honestly say that no one at the school thought that this little idea would turn into such a big event,” said McCarron.
She noted that it was quite a learning experience for many of the students as they realized what a small gift from lots of people can do to help others.
McCarron and the rest of the staff at Trenton Elementary expressed thanks to all of the students and parents who contributed food and money to make the project such a success.
Trenton Elementary School students help fill the back of a truck with non-perishable food items for the food bank.