St Edmund Campion Secondary School teacher Luciano Novia, left, with some of the organizers of the school’s Christmas food drive, which brought in over 6,700 items for local food banks, along with Christmas hampers for 20 local families. The rest of the gang, from left, are Miss Genoway, Patrick Marcolla, Principal Neville Mant and students Paul St. Denis, Kevin Batista and Brandon Pye. – Photo by George Beshiri
Students, staff, families and the school community at Brampton’s St. Edmund Campion Secondary School collected more than 15,000 pounds of food to help feed the hungry this past Christmas.
The school’s second annual canned food drive, called Campion Cans for Christmas: Building Community and Faith One Item at a Time, began Nov. 14 and ended Dec. 21.
More than 6,700 non-perishable food items, amounting to about 16,000 pounds of food, was collected during the food drive, according to organizers.
Last year, the school collected non-perishable food items for St. Vincent DePaul Society of Brampton, Ste. Louise Outreach Centre and the Knights Table of Peel. This year, the Salvation Army of Brampton was added to that list of charities selected to receive the food donations.
The school also distributed Christmas hampers to the needy in the community.