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Halloween food drive collects hundreds of items for Saskatoon

Leadership students from James L. Alexander School pose for a picture after donating hundreds of non-perishable food items to the Saskatoon Food Bank.
Leadership students from James L. Alexander School pose for a picture after donating hundreds of non-perishable food items to the Saskatoon Food Bank. Devin Sauer / Global News

SASKATOON – Grades 7 and 8 students at James L. Alexander School are working to “scare off hunger” in Saskatoon. In just two weeks, they gathered more than 800 non-perishable food items at the elementary school.

All the donations are going towards the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.

“It makes me happy because nobody wants to die from hunger,” said Grade 8 student Melissa Smith.

The school’s senior leadership club chose the initiative themselves, and then went class-to-class, collecting food and raising awareness about poverty. The Halloween-themed food drive is part of an international campaign put on by Free the Children.

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The leadership club is also planning a field trip to the Friendship Inn to continue their involvement in the community.

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Merlin Ford delivered the donations to the food bank Thursday morning.

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