Students seek to scare hunger

Twin Rivers Elementary students will be trick-or-treating for the food bank

If you live in the downtown area, don’t be surprised if you find trick-or-treaters out a day early. On October 30, students from Twin Rivers Elementary will be out in Halloween costumes collecting non-perishable items for the food bank.

Grade 7 teacher Jessica Foster is coordinating the effort, an idea she first saw done at a school in Salmo where she used to work. According to Foster, “For a hungry kid, one meal can mean the difference between having the energy to succeed in school and failing a test, between staying healthy and getting sick.” She is trying to encourage the kids with the idea that their efforts will “fight hunger, the worst super villain ever.”

The school has set a goal of collecting 1000 pounds of food. Students will be out door-to-door between 8:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday, but donations can be dropped off at Twin Rivers Elementary this week any time during school hours. If you live in the neighbourhood, but will not be home during collection time, you can leave your donations by your front door.