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

BC Ferries looks for more feedback on 25-year plan for Swartz Bay

Some suggestions already under consideration include a cycling route, waterfront park

U.S. college bribery scandal shines light on serious problem in Canada

Looking at the bigger picture of marginalization in universities

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation welcomes new leader

Teri Mooring will take over as president this summer

Three cougar sightings in three days

Saanich Police warn the public to be vigilant

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. wildfire prevention budget bulked up as dry spring unfolds

Night vision goggles tested for early detection effort

Vernon ordered to reinstate terminated firefighters caught having sex at work

City believes arbitration board erred, exploring options

Dozens of B.C. temperature records smashed as spring brings early warmth

Squamish Airport was the hottest spot in all of Canada on Monday

Hackers seek holes in B.C. Hydro power grid, auditor says

System meets standards, but local outages still a concern

B.C. RCMP stop cyclist with no helmet, find out he’s wanted for murder

Kyle Antonio Dias, 19, to face second-degree murder charge in Toronto

Disappearance of Merritt cowboy now deemed suspicious: police

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

Distillers hope federal budget scraps alcohol escalator tax

Tax hike set for April 1, marking third automatic increase in three years time

Most Read