Royal Bay, Edward Milne, and Belmont secondary schools collected 43,880 items in total during 10,000 Tonight on Wednesday, Dec. 11. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Belmont, Royal Bay, Edward Milne high schools smash 10,000 Tonight goals

Nearly 14,000 more items collected than originally expected

The biggest food drive of the night on the West Shore once again surpassed expectations – almost 14,000 past their goal.

Royal Bay, Edward Milne, and Belmont secondary schools collected 43,880 items in total during 10,000 Tonight on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

“What’s so special about this year is that all three schools came together to have a collective total and not be pitted against each other,” said Ravi Parmar, Sooke School District board chair. “As a former Belmont student myself, it brings a smile to my face to see that this event has such a lasting impact in the community.”

ALSO READ: PHOTOS: West Shore students rally for 10,000 Tonight food drive

RELATED: Royal Bay students hope to break records for West Shore’s largest food drive

The event was originally launched 10 years ago at Belmont Secondary with the goal to collect 10,000 non-perishable food items, such as pasta sauce, cookies, and canned goods, in a single night. All donations go directly towards the Goldstream Food Bank and Sooke Food Bank.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

T’Sou-ke First Nation mired in legal woes over gas station development

Claims and counterclaims leave sub-contractors unpaid

West Shore grieves loss of a ‘bright light’

Scott Manning was a well-known principal, friend and community member

Quadriplegic Saanich man seeks continuity of home care from Island Health

Island Health took over home care services in November

Two new hybrid BC Ferries ships christened with new names in Victoria ceremony

Island Aurora and Island Discovery will service Gulf Island and North Island routes

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

Galchenyuk nets shootout winner as Wild edge Canucks 4-3

Vancouver tied with Calgary for second spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

B.C.’s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

Dr. Tom Warshawski says studies show sugary drinks contribute to obesity

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

Province shows no interest in proposed highway between Alberta and B.C.

Province says it will instead focus on expanding the Kicking Horse Canyon to four lanes

First case of COVID-19 in B.C. has fully recovered, health officer says

Three other cases are symptom-free and expected to test negative soon

GUEST COMMENT: Chamber clears up a few misconceptions

‘We are committed to continually improving the chamber,’ says president

Most Read