A local school made a huge donation.
Ecole Parc Elementaire raised 500 pounds of fresh vegetables for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank through their first Farm to School fundraiser.
The initiative gave students the opportunity to sell western Canadian grown vegetables, with buyers having the opportunity to donate extra bags to the local food bank.
"I got wind of it a couple of years ago when another school was doing it and I though it was just perfect," said Jennifer Dechaine, Farm to School parent volunteer.
On November 1, the veggies arrived and a Grade 6 class got to work. They unloaded giant bags of vegetables, assembled orders for families who bought bags and the rest of the vegetables were donated.
"It was a really positive fundraiser, lots of good vibes since it was something (the kids) haven't seen before," added Dechaine.
The carrots, onions, potatoes, cabbage and parsnip that were donated are only expected to last roughly two weeks with the ever-increasing demand in Fort Saskatchewan.