Food flood at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

News Nov 05, 2018 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The past few days have been very busy ones in the food bank and warehouse at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre.

Nearly 200 volunteers are sorting and stocking nearly 45,800 kilograms (101,000 pounds) of food that was collected by students from nine elementary and secondary schools on Halloween night.

“In the last few days it’s been all hands on deck,” said Charlotte Redekop-Young, manager of emergency food services at the Athens Street centre.

Redekop-Young said food is still coming in from Halloween so they don’t expect to have a final tally until Friday.

At St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, the annual We Scare Hunger collection makes up more than 37,650 kilograms (83,000 pounds) of the total donations.

Redekop-Young said she expects the STM total to eclipse last year’s haul of 37,980 kilograms (83,730 pounds) of food by the time it’s all counted and weighed although it won’t reach the students’ goal of 100,000 pounds.

“The kids are amazing,” Redekop-Young said. “They are such great leaders in the community.”

Sophie Cino, co-media relations student head for We Scare Hunger at St. Thomas More, said about 900 students were out collecting food on Halloween.

“It was a great community-bonding experience,” said the 17-year-old Grade 12 student.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of We Scare Hunger at STM and planning is already underway to make it a huge event.

Cino said they expect to crack the 454,000 kilogram (million pounds) mark in food donations next Halloween.

Redekop-Young said the Halloween collection will help Neighbour to Neighbour get through the traditionally busy Christmas period and into the new year.

It may also enable the centre to increase the allotment of food for each of the 1,200 Mountain families she said use the food bank each month.

Food flood at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

Schools collect more than 100,000 pounds on Halloween night

News Nov 05, 2018 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The past few days have been very busy ones in the food bank and warehouse at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre.

Nearly 200 volunteers are sorting and stocking nearly 45,800 kilograms (101,000 pounds) of food that was collected by students from nine elementary and secondary schools on Halloween night.

“In the last few days it’s been all hands on deck,” said Charlotte Redekop-Young, manager of emergency food services at the Athens Street centre.

Redekop-Young said food is still coming in from Halloween so they don’t expect to have a final tally until Friday.

“It was a great community-bonding experience.” — Sophie Cino

At St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, the annual We Scare Hunger collection makes up more than 37,650 kilograms (83,000 pounds) of the total donations.

Redekop-Young said she expects the STM total to eclipse last year’s haul of 37,980 kilograms (83,730 pounds) of food by the time it’s all counted and weighed although it won’t reach the students’ goal of 100,000 pounds.

“The kids are amazing,” Redekop-Young said. “They are such great leaders in the community.”

Sophie Cino, co-media relations student head for We Scare Hunger at St. Thomas More, said about 900 students were out collecting food on Halloween.

“It was a great community-bonding experience,” said the 17-year-old Grade 12 student.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of We Scare Hunger at STM and planning is already underway to make it a huge event.

Cino said they expect to crack the 454,000 kilogram (million pounds) mark in food donations next Halloween.

Redekop-Young said the Halloween collection will help Neighbour to Neighbour get through the traditionally busy Christmas period and into the new year.

It may also enable the centre to increase the allotment of food for each of the 1,200 Mountain families she said use the food bank each month.

Food flood at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

Schools collect more than 100,000 pounds on Halloween night

News Nov 05, 2018 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The past few days have been very busy ones in the food bank and warehouse at Neighbour to Neighbour Centre.

Nearly 200 volunteers are sorting and stocking nearly 45,800 kilograms (101,000 pounds) of food that was collected by students from nine elementary and secondary schools on Halloween night.

“In the last few days it’s been all hands on deck,” said Charlotte Redekop-Young, manager of emergency food services at the Athens Street centre.

Redekop-Young said food is still coming in from Halloween so they don’t expect to have a final tally until Friday.

“It was a great community-bonding experience.” — Sophie Cino

At St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, the annual We Scare Hunger collection makes up more than 37,650 kilograms (83,000 pounds) of the total donations.

Redekop-Young said she expects the STM total to eclipse last year’s haul of 37,980 kilograms (83,730 pounds) of food by the time it’s all counted and weighed although it won’t reach the students’ goal of 100,000 pounds.

“The kids are amazing,” Redekop-Young said. “They are such great leaders in the community.”

Sophie Cino, co-media relations student head for We Scare Hunger at St. Thomas More, said about 900 students were out collecting food on Halloween.

“It was a great community-bonding experience,” said the 17-year-old Grade 12 student.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of We Scare Hunger at STM and planning is already underway to make it a huge event.

Cino said they expect to crack the 454,000 kilogram (million pounds) mark in food donations next Halloween.

Redekop-Young said the Halloween collection will help Neighbour to Neighbour get through the traditionally busy Christmas period and into the new year.

It may also enable the centre to increase the allotment of food for each of the 1,200 Mountain families she said use the food bank each month.