Scarier than any costume is the hunger that many people face every day. On October 31, 2010, students at Bayside Secondary School will once again be going door-to-door, but not for candy. This Halloween, approximately 70 of Bayside’s students will be visiting homes in Bayside, Belleville, Frankford, Stirling and Trenton to collect non-perishable food items for Gleaners Food Bank, Trenton Care & Share Food Bank and the Stirling Community Cupboard.
“This is the second time our students have organized a Halloween for Hunger campaign. Last year we had 60 students collect 1,833 non-perishable food items, amounting to over 1,300 kg,” said Emily Young, BSS teacher.
Students in Young’s Leadership class are organizing Bayside’s second Halloween for Hunger campaign.
“We hope to improve upon last year’s numbers by expanding routes to the community of Frankford, as well as extending the food collection time by one hour,” said Spencer Halloran, Halloween for Hunger Co-Head and BSS student.
On Sunday, October 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., student participants will be going door-to-door to houses in the Quinte area, trick or treating for as many non-perishable food items as possible. Students will have identification indicating that they are participating in the Halloween for Hunger Campaign. Homes that will be visited by students will receive a flyer a week in advance of Halloween to communicate further information.
Thanks to the generous support of Dewe’s Independent Grocer and Price Chopper in Belleville, Price Chopper in Trenton and Foodland stores in Stirling and Frankford, students will be able to use shopping carts to transport food items.
Bayside Secondary School  provides a dynamic learning environment to approximately 850 students. The school excels in many different areas including academics, athletics, arts, technology and student leadership. The school Vision Statement is “A community promoting excellence in achievement by engaging learners in a relevant challenging curriculum which prepares them for the future."
Bayside Secondary hosts the secondary school French Immersion program in addition to other specialty programs including International Studies, Communications Technology and EcoBound, a unique multi-credit package for senior students, as well as the most extensive Advanced Placement program in the area. This is in addition to the many other excellent curricular and extracurricular programs at the school.
For information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, [email protected]