Students in West Kings High School’s Me to We Club organized a Dec. 19 food bank fundraiser among it feeder schools. Nancy Kelly-www.kingscountynews.ca
By Nancy Kelly
Students from West Kings High School and many of its feeder schools hit the road Dec. 19, stuffing a bus with food donations bound for food banks in Western Kings County.
An Annapolis Valley Regional School Board bus made its first stop at West Kings at 9 a.m., where students boarded with food items collected at their school. Buses also made stops at Aylesford’s St. Mary’s School, Berwick and District School, Pine Ridge Middle School in Kingston and Greenwood’s Dwight Ross Elementary School, where they picked up more students and more food donations.
The buses converged on Kingston’s Upper Room food bank mid-morning, where food bank officials addressed students about how food banks support local families. The proceeds of the stuff-a-bus initiative, organized by members of West Kings’ Me to We Club, will be split between food banks in Kingston and Berwick.
The Me to We movement, established by social activist brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger, seeks to educate youth about social issues and develop leadership skills by engaging them in community-changing action. West Kings currently has amembership of 50 students in its Me to We Club, many of whom recently joined thousands of students at Atlantic Canada’s We Day event, held Nov. 27 at the Halifax Metro Centre.