Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Food Drive Preparations

As the Christmas season draws near, it is time for our school's annual food drive in support of the Surrey Food Bank. This year the food drive will be organized by Division 9. Today we spent the afternoon working on various committees to get things ready. What excellent teamwork everyone showed!

Designing posters to put up
around the school.
Working on part of the bulletin
board display.
Writing announcements to say over the
P.A. to let other students know about
the food drive.
Organizing how food will be
collected from each classroom.
Typing up a notice to be sent home to
let families know about the food drive.
Creating a chart to keep
track of how much food we gather.

Did you know that the Surrey Food Bank serves 15 000 people every month?!  42% of these people are children and babies. Division 9 is taking initiative and doing their part to make sure that people do not go hungry over the holidays.

The top ten most-needed items at the food bank are:

  • Powdered baby formula
  • Canned fish/meat
  • Healthy cereal (hot or cold)
  • Meals in a tin (pork and beans, stew)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Wholegrain pasta/rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned and dry soups
  • Mac and cheese
Please donate as generously as you can!

The video below shows some of the people involved with the Surrey Food Bank.


  1. Division 9 I am so proud of you for organizing this food bank drive. I will do my very best to motivate my students to get involved too. Thank you for working so hard for such a great cause.

    Ms. Lirenman and Division 16

  2. Hi everyone!

    I like your class blog! It looks like you all are doing a lot to prepare for your food drive for the food bank. Good for you! There are a lot of families that need your help.

    I can't wait to see more on your blog.

    I hope you all have a lovely holiday season coming up!

    Mrs. Henriksen

  3. i really like prepareing and going from class to class. and hi ms.henricson and ms.leramin ryan.A

  4. Hi Ms. Lirenman and Mrs. Henriksen,

    Thank you for visiting our blog! We have really been enjoying running the food drive. We have 641 items so far.

  5. Hi,i really liked to hand out the notices with Alexandra!!!!!!jasmine

  6. Ms. Birdsall, I have lots of fun handing out the food drvie notices with Jasmine!!!!!!!
    We have lots of thingsthat make us think is fun!!!

  7. i liked making the poster for the food drive!i hope we have enough food for our goal!pawan

  8. Ms. Birdsall, I wondered how many food did we collected from the food drive???? I wish we can do the samething again someday!!