Belmont Secondary school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Belmont students help West Shore residents spring out of hunger

Spring Out Of Hunger food drive takes place on April 24

Belmont secondary students will take to the streets Wednesday to collect food for the Goldstream Food Bank.

On April 24 from 5 to 9 p.m., students and volunteers will head out into West Shore neighbourhoods to go door-to-door and collect non-perishable food items as part of its Spring Out Of Hunger food drive.

It is Belmont Secondary School’s second food drive of the year, with one in the winter called 10,000 Tonight.

READ MORE: Help West Shore residents spring out of hunger

“We realized that there’s also a need for food during the spring so we’ve been putting this on for a couple of years now,” said one of the organizers, Keagan Tait.

Tait and his friend Jon Bell — who are both Grade 11 students at Belmont — have taken on Spring Out Of Hunger and are hoping for this year’s food drive to surpass donations collected in previous years.

They’ve planned out routes for volunteer drivers, students and family members to collect food from homes in Langford, Colwood and part of Metchosin.

Tait said he and Bell have been busy planning the event and the logistics of it but he said it is coming together well.

They will be going out in the community in the next few days to post flyers and notify community members about the food drive so they can be prepared.

READ MORE: Spring Out of Hunger food drive gears up in Langford

“Just having a few non-perishables ready to go when people come on the night of the event is great,” Tait said. “If people want to actually bring stuff to the school too, that would be super appreciated as well.”

Students that are part of the graduating class at Belmont will be helping out as well, since many of them are beginning to drive on their own.

“This year, hopefully it’ll be a much larger turnout so we can cover a larger area and get more food,” Tait said.

There is no specific goal for the number of food donations they are hoping to receive, but Tait said anything similar to 10,000 Tonight — where the goal is 10,000 food items — would be great.

Tait said the evening should be filled with fun and will be a great opportunity to help out community members.

shalu.mehta@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Sooke’s Old-Fashioned Country Picnic set for Saturday

The free event combines music, kids activities, food and fun

Take your opportunity to sing at the Royal Theatre

Great Canadian Sing debuts Sept. 8 with inspirational music, talented performers, singalong format

PHOTOS: Inside the opening of the expanded Westhills Stadium

The grand opening of the expanded stadium in Langford is on schedule for Aug. 24

Victoria’s Other Secret not so secret anymore

How six Mount Doug teachers turned a lunch jam into $11,000 raised for charity

Award-nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids headline Indigifest 2019 coming to Victoria

Scheduled for Aug. 24, the event is a showcase of Indigenous musicians from around B.C.

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

Sooke’s Old-Fashioned Country Picnic set for Saturday

The free event combines music, kids activities, food and fun

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Most Read