MSS students complete Halloween for Hunger collection for food bank

The Manitoulin Secondary School SHARE/GoGreen student group held its annual Halloween for Hunger collection for the Manitoulin Family Resources (MFR) Food Bank. In photo, left to right, are Katie Chapman, Ethan LeBlanc “Stangley” and Jocelyn Kuntsi of the MSS group, dressed up for the campaign.

M’CHIGEENG – Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) students and staff along with the Island community have once again shown their tremendous support for all those in need, especially during the current pandemic.

“We completed our Halloween for Hunger collection for the Manitoulin Family Resources (MFR) Food Bank today,” said MSS teacher Chris Theijsmeijer, in an email to the Recorder this past Monday. “We collected just over 100 items.”

Mr. Theijsmeijer noted, “normally for Halloween for Hunger, our students go from house to house to collect canned food and items, but we couldn’t do this this year because of COVID-19.”

Instead, the MSS SHARE/Go Green student committee held a food drive at the school, and food donation boxes were put in local Island grocery stores. 

Mr. Theijsmeijer also explained, “there was an additional collection happening in some participating elementary schools and grocery stores, so the full amount is still not known. Later this week we can get a final number likely. It was an off-year since students were not going door-to-door to collect non-perishable food.”