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Hungry for Change 2019

This year's Hungry 4 Change to support solutions for local hunger in Vancouver was one of the most successful yet. The day began with a Civvies Day in which all students participated to support Backpack Buddies, a program that provides Lower Mainland children with food over the weekends when they otherwise would not get any. The 78 students participating in Hungry for Change event fasted for either 12 (Middle School students) or 24 hours (Senior School students) and donated a minimum of $40 each in pledges. At 3:15 pm all members participating in Hunger for Change came together to make the magic happen! 200 bagged dinners were made with the efforts of our senior and junior teams. The Senior students had the chance to bring down the bagged lunches to the Downtown Eastside and interact with the hungry in our community.  The fasting experience gave each and every student a real look at what food insecurity is like first hand. Meanwhile, our Junior students remained at Collingwood and learned more about how close hunger really is to home. Thank you to everyone who participated through the activities or civvies day for helping us raise a total of $3600 for Backpack Buddies. Lastly, we could not have has such an amazing fundraiser without the efforts of Ms. Gold, Ms. Field. Ms. Weiss and Ms. Bosa.

by Sophia Garofalo, Grade 10