Students and boxes of donated food fill the gym at Delview Secondary in North Delta.

Delta school’s food drive collects 17,378 items

Students, staff and family members scoured the community for donations

NORTH DELTA — Delview Secondary’s annual Thanks for Giving food drive netted 17,378 items Thursday (Oct. 8), according to planners of the annual event.

Students, staff and family members scoured the community for donations during one of the largest single-night food drives in the province.

“The goal was to get at least 15,000 cans and we definitely met that goal,” teacher Jonathan Kung told the Now. “It was less than last year, but as long as there is lots of food for the hungry, we’re happy with that.”

The food will be donated to Surrey Food Bank and Deltassist.

“The response was terrific as usual,” Kung added. “As usual, we were able to count on the generosity of the people in North Delta.”

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

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