720 food items and $730 for Tyne Valley Caring Cupboard

TYNE VALLEY – Oct. 25, 2018 – Seven student from Claudine Blaquière’s sociology class at Evangeline School dropped off 720 non-perishable food items from their school food drive at the Tyne Valley Caring Cupboard food bank Wednesday morning.

Accompanied by representatives of the Evangeline-Central Credit Union and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, they also helped present a much-appreciated $730 cheque, half of the funds raised during the recent benefit community Mega-Bingo.

The youth checked the expiration dates on all the food items and helped stock the shelves. They learned that last year, the four branches of the Caring Cupboard provided food to 1, 196 families.

In the first photo, from left, are student Rikki Delaney, Verna Barlow, co-coordinator of the Tyne Valley Caring Cupboard, Diane McInnis from the Evangeline-Central Credit Union, Doug Leblanc, co-coordinator of the food bank, and student Cameron Gallant.

In the second photo are students from the Grade 12 class at Evangeline School in Abram-Village, the winners of a $100 prize for having gathered the greatest number of food items, per capita, to the annual school food drive. Each student brought an average of eight items. In the front row, Diane McInnis from Evangeline-Central Credit Union is seen present them their cash prize. On the extreme right is teacher Claudine Blaquière, whose sociology class coordinated the school food drive.