Donated cans of food. The students hope to hit their goal of 10,000 donated cans, this year. (Pixabay)

Stelly’s Fill The Hive food drive is happening March 6

Stelly’s students hoping to collect 10,000 cans for local food bank

The 2019 Stelly’s food drive for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank will take place March 6 from 3:30 to 8 p.m.

This year’s drive to drum up donations for the food bank has been organized by seven students and three teachers –Ryan Braun, Chris McDonald and Brad Hart.

The group will be seeking donations from people in the Keating, Brentwood and Central Saanich areas, with over 100 students going door to door.

Both food and monetary donations are welcome, with $1 being enough to pay for two cans of food.

Last year they were able to give 12,000 cans of food to their nominated food bank thanks to generous donations from the community, including a $3,000 contribution. This year, they are hoping to hit 10,000 cans but Elsa d’Anjou, one of the organizers, is optimistic.

“When we’re going door to door, even small change helps. Larger donations can either be given to the students or delivered to our main station,” she said.

The organizers have set up three stations that will act as muster and rendezvous points. These will be located at Brentwood elementary school, Keating elementary school and at a spot near the Central Saanich police station.

The students taking part, aged between 16 and 19, will travel in small groups and have been given their own routes to follow, co-ordinated from each station.

If you are interested in donating please contact the Stelly’s website stellys.sd63.bc.ca or for what to donate visit the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank website splfoodbank.com/most-need-items



nick.murray@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Juan de Fuca curlers ‘reeling’ after learning rink will be replaced with dry floor

West Shore Parks & Recreation board says curling rinks not getting enough use

The rock is no more for Oak Bay ‘Sea Lore’

Council calls for change to controversial location proposed for art installation

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Disappearance of Merritt cowboy now deemed suspicious: police

Ben Tyner was reported missing when his riderless horse was discovered on a logging road

Most Read