Local students are helping those in need
Students from Beaver Brae and St. Thomas Aquinas worked together to collect and donate food back to the community. Both schools held food drives throughout the week, in the hopes of spreading Thanksgiving joy to those in need. The food was donated to the Salvation Army.
Kelly Sundmark, teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, spoke about the response to the food drive from TA students.
“Our students thought that this would be a good way to involve both schools, and help out the Salvation Army. The response has been great. People really stepped up. This is the first time that we've done this with Beaver Brae and students really enjoyed that. Both vehicles we're filled right up, and we're really happy that the Salvation Army will benefit from this. It gives our kids the satisfaction that they've helped to support the community,” she said.
Beaver Brae Principal Tracey Benoit, spoke about how Beaver Brae's students helped out.
“It was a great day. It's really nice to see our kids and the community give back. Both schools worked together to help out the community, it's excellent. There was a lot of food. Our students really get into this, and I find that the kids really respond well to it,” she said.
Sundmark and Benoit both noted that the food drive happens each year. Although Beaver Brae's is usually in November, they decided to start the drive early to participate with TA.