Local teens scare away hunger this Halloween

Sparwood Secondary School students' ‘We Scare Hunger‘ campaign collected almost 600 non-perishable food items for the Sparwood Food Bank.

Left to right: Taylor Syrja

By Jenna Jensen

Contributor

Over a dozen local youth set off this Halloween on a mission. Not only to fill their bags with loads of candy, but to fill the tummies of local residents by collecting canned and non perishable food items for the Sparwood Food Bank.

Taking part in what has now become a Sparwood Secondary School tradition, the ‘We Scare Hunger‘ campaign is part of Me to We and Free The Children, and has many teens on board from student council and social justice representatives to classmates and friends from Fernie joining in the movement.

Collecting almost 600 non-perishable food items this Halloween, the We Scare Hunger group has definitely made a difference.

“We feel amazing to be able to do this,” says Kyra von Matt, a Student Council representative at SSS.

“Halloween used to be all about you and your focus on getting your candy.  Collecting these food items and making a positive difference is way better. It makes regular trick or treating just not as fun anymore.”

The Sparwood Secondary School Student Council and the Social Justice Program students work closely together in efforts to make a difference and bring about change locally and globally.

“Besides We Scare Hunger, we have also done other things like a book drive and food drive and there will be more things coming up in the future. We want to let the community know how much we appreciate all of their support and to keep their eye out for teens making a difference,” says von Matt.

 

 

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