Glendaal students show their thanks by donating 515 items to Scotia Food Pantry

Items donated by Glendaal students and staff
Glendaal students and staff collected 515 items to be donated to the Scotia Food Pantry.

Over the course of two weeks, Glendaal students and staff brought in 515 items to donate to the Scotia Food Pantry on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia (at the City View Church).

“We had a target of 250 items,” said Principal Tom Eagan. “But we went so far beyond that, that was great!”

He made the comments at an assembly on Tuesday. Students gathered to share what they are thankful for, to acknowledge their contributions and to get a taste for Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt.

Students were asked to discuss these thoughts with their families at Thanksgiving:

  • Something that gives you joy
  • Something that you like the smell of
  • Something that represents your favorite color
  • Something that you couldn’t live a day without
  • Something that makes you laugh
  • Something that you’re thoughtful about in nature
  • Something that reminds you of someone special in your life

Student Council members answered these questions, to give students an idea of how the scavenger hunt is played.

Teacher Leanna Leffler said the grade 3 Kindness Club began counting the items brought in a week ago – when there were 188 items. “We thought that was pretty good, that we’ve probably get to our goal (of 250 donated items),” she said. “We couldn’t believe what we ended up with!”

Eagan said the items will be boxed up and shipped to the Scotia Food Pantry for the upcoming holidays.

Here are a few pictures from today’s assembly:

Student sharing her ideas for the hunt Student answering questions in the hunt Student speaking about the hunt Student council member talking about the scavenger hunt Eagan speaking during the assembly