Ecole Parc Elementaire (EPE) put in an incredible effort to help locals in need.
Students, staff and families at EPE raised 1,300 pounds of fresh vegetables for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank and over $1,800 for Ecole Parc school projects through the Farm to School fundraiser.
“We see it as a real win-win. The fact that we're promoting healthy eating, we're also promoting good will and just helping out your neighbours and then it's a nice time of year to help out families in need because it's not always a great time of year for everyone,” said principal Daniel Verhoeff.
The Farm to School fundraiser gives students the opportunity to buy bundles of fresh vegetables and donate additional bundles of the produce to the Food Bank.
On Monday (Nov.5), the vegetables arrived from Peak of the Market and the Grade 6 students assembled 174 orders for Ecole Parc families and the donated bundles were loaded for delivery to the Food Bank.
“I would say the biggest impact is us helping families in need in the Fort Saskatchewan area and really even families at Ecole Parc,” added Verhoeff.
Money raised for school projects has not been allotted yet, but could go towards indigenous and cultural education.
This was the second year EPE took part in the program.