Students fill up the bus for local Toy and Food Drive

Students from Fort St. James Secondary School hopped on a bus and made their way around town on Dec. 9 and 10.

  • Dec. 16, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Students from Fort St. James Secondary School spread  Christmas cheer from the bus as they collect items for the Toy and Food Drive.

Students from Fort St. James Secondary School spread Christmas cheer from the bus as they collect items for the Toy and Food Drive.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Students from Fort St. James Secondary School hopped on a bus and made their way around town on Dec. 9 and 10.

The goal was to collect unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items for the Toy and Food Drive.

The event has become something the community just seems to expect every year according to Jhenipher Bridgeman, at risk youth worker, at Fort St. James Secondary School.

“Student Council thought of the idea four years ago and the event has been running ever since,” Bridgeman said.

“It’s rewarding for the students. It gets them involved in the community and also into the spirit of giving,” she said.

All items were dropped off at Sowchea School and are currently being prepared for delivery by dedicated and hardworking volunteers.

About 140 parcels will be delivered to those in need within the community during the holiday season.

Jasmine Lakusta, head organizer of the drive, is thrilled by the community support.

“We’re thankful for all businesses who have donated,” Lakusta said. “And for the community who always comes together year after year to make this a success.”