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Half Moon Bay PS families donate close to $14,000 to Barrhaven Food Cupboard

Half Moon Bay PS families donate close to $14,000 to Barrhaven Food Cupboard
Posted on 05/27/2020
Half Moon Bay PS families donate close to $14,000 to Barrhaven Food Cupboard

Many acts of kindness add up to a big impact. This was recently demonstrated in an inspiring initiative led by the School Council at Half Moon Bay Public School.


After schools closed, the Council reached out to the parent community, offering them the option to donate unused milk and pizza program money to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard (BFC) in lieu of a refund. 


The response was overwhelming – many families opted to donate, raising a total of $13,829. In a virtual cheque presentation ceremony, the school shared the news with BFC President Kevin Miller and Director of Communications Harpreet Singh. Watch the video below!


BFC is a community-led organization that provides food assistance to families in need in the Barrhaven area. Half Moon Bay PS has previously supported the organization with three student-led food drives. This winter, Grade 5 students visited BFC on a field trip, getting an in-person glimpse at how it supports the local community.


"Our Half Moon Bay PS mission statement is to care, create, collaborate and be part of the community," says Principal Aisling O'Donnell, “and we hope this is a really tangible example of that. Our parents made the choice to share with our local community, on behalf of their students and their school, to really support those in need at this time."


The Half Moon Bay PS School Council is committed to giving back to its community. The Council also donates a portion of its funds to the Education Foundation of Ottawa. Together with all families at Half Moon Bay, they have set an outstanding example of our OCDSB Culture of Caring in these challenging times.


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