By Mark Newman, News Staff
A large delivery of Kraft Dinner and other boxes of macaroni and cheese were destined for Neighbour to Neighbour Centre this week thanks to students at Hamilton District Christian High School.
The students recently gathered 3,955 boxes of the pasta concoction favoured by many teenagers and young adults as part of the school-wide community support campaign.
Grace Visser, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student at HDCHS and one of the food drive organizers, said the idea to collect macaroni and cheese boxes came from students in her Christians and Community class.
“In an assembly, we proposed the idea to the whole school,” said Visser, who noted the boxes were collected over a two-week period.
Tyler Wagensveld, 17, another Grade 11 student and campaign organizer, said they were surprised at the amount of boxes the students brought in.
“We were astonished,” he said.
“We set our goal at 2,500 boxes and some classmates were unsure if we were going to get that much.”
The food raiser wrapped up last Friday with a special event in the school gymnasium that began with a macaroni and cheese-eating contest featuring students and teachers.
It was capped off when the boxes were lined up on the stage and gym floor in a rather elaborate manner and then knocked down like dominos.