For the third time in less than a year, Edward Milne Community School students will ask for cash donations only as they aim to take a bite out of hunger in a fundraising effort for the Sooke Food Bank.
The 10,000 Tonight campaign runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, and organizers from the school’s leadership class hope to raise $10,000.
“Whatever dollar value we receive triples what we would get in food instead of just receiving one can from the public,” said Chloe Clarkston, a co-organizer of the event.
“The money gives (the food bank) the ability to choose what people need rather than just taking what they get.”
Donation drop-off spots are planned for the weekends and during the week at Western Foods and Village Foods Market.
Last year the fundraiser shifted to a cash-only model because of challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, said Sophia Baca, another co-organizer of the event.
In addition to the donation locations, the leadership class hosts an online auction on its website and Facebook page.
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