Leadership students at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School have launched a food drive to bring in donations and raise awareness about ‘food insecurity.’
Grade 12 Leadership Students Keauna Campbell and Devyn Haygarth are leading the charge with their “Scare Away Hunger” food drive all week long with the campaign wrapping up on Saturday.
“Our whole point of leadership is being able to help our community, so being able to do something like this at this level of our community is really important to us,” said Haygarth.
While the leadership group has collected a little over 400 food donations from their fellow students, they are still seeking more. Their target for total donations is set at 1000 items.
Campbell stressed the importance of supporting the community and how the food drive can make an early impact on the youth.
“It’s really important as a youth that we try to change the community, and I think it’s very important for students at our school to be aware of food insecurity and help other people,” said Campbell.
History/Leadership Teacher Dwayne Jeffrey is overseeing the campaign and acknowledged the initiative of the students in their desire to create change in their community.
“We see that the whole school is getting behind this, and we hope to build this up. These two events really bring a culture to the school, and hopefully, kids understand that we are a part of a bigger system in the community.”
On Friday, the drive is opening up to the public to help the students achieve their goal of 1000 non-perishable food items.
Members of the public will have the opportunity to drop off food donations in a drop box located just outside of the school’s main entrance between 4:30-5:30 p.m.
The donations will be picked up and delivered to the Olive Tree around 5:45 p.m., so donations will need to be delivered during the specified times.