For our Community Visit this year, we chose to support our Strathcona Foods Bank. Students were asked to bring in items to donate to our local Food Bank just in time for the holidays!
We displayed these items and each team then had to guess the cost of the food item in 1940, 1980, 1980 , 2000 and today and record it on their provided Price is Right game sheet. The team to get the most correct answers won a prize!
The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable organization providing food to families in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County. It opened in 1983 and is totally operated by volunteers. (They have approximately 150 volunteers.). The Strathcona Food Bank supports a population of 98,381 (2018 census) residents. Compare last year’s donations to the one 5 years ago, it has more than doubled.
When all of our programs have completed these visits, all of our food items will be dropped off in time for Food Bank volunteers to add these to Christmas hampers.
Pictured here are students from Lakeland Ridge Junior High School and their linked seniors from Heartland Housing – Silver Birch Manor and Lodge.