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Margaret D. Bennie students help to feed the hungry

What started as inquiry-based learning projects about zero hunger, culminated in a tangible application as grade six students from Mrs. Jeffery’s class presented cheques to two local charities at a year-end assembly in the M.D. Bennie Public School gymnasium on June 27.

Student-driven pasta lunches and muffin mornings at the school generated a profit of $1,858.10 and the students decided to split the proceeds equally between the Leamington Community Hope Centre and The Bridge Youth Resource Centre.

“Both of the organizations came into our class and made good presentations. The two charities we chose serve hot meals to people in our city, just like we did for hungry kids at our school,” said grade six student Haroun Eid.

Judy Buhler of the Leamington Community Hope Centre was very thankful for the donation from the students and said, “The donation of just over $900 will provide 450 meals, which is absolutely incredible. The students’ generosity and kindness will never be forgotten.”

Kim Driedger of The Bridge Youth Resource Centre was at the assembly and also expressed her appreciation for the students’ efforts. 

“Thank you so much,” she said. “This money will be put towards helping our clients become more independent and it will provide supports to help move our young people forward in their mental health journeys.”

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