Members of the Justice League will be going door to door on Halloween night collecting food for the Agassiz Harrison Community Services food bank. Pictured here are (left to right) Hailee Moore

Students scare up donations for food bank

Justice League at AESS plans Halloween hamper drive

Some teenagers knocking on doors this Halloween may not be looking for candy corn, caramel and chocolates.

They’ll be eyeing up the healthier options in local pantries. They’ll be drooling over pasta, and keeping on the lookout for canned tomatoes, tuna and even baby items.

But these food treats aren’t for themselves.

A group of AESS students have created a new food drive for the Agassiz Harrison Community Services food bank, called Halloween for Hunger. They call themselves the Justice League. Last year, they held a similar food drive held in November gathered up about 1,000 non-perishable food items. The students are hoping that holding the door-to-door food drive on Halloween night will net more donations, and more volunteers.

They’re inviting all other Agassiz and Harrison kids to skip the candy splurge this year and join them in bulking up the food bank’s shelves.

“We are hoping for about 1,500 items this year,” says sponsor teacher Cathy Houston.

Anyone who wants to participate should contact Mrs. Houston at the school. To ensure the teams reach the maximum number of homes, they’re hoping to create maps of each planned route.

Those who won’t be home on Halloween night, or aren’t visited by the Justice League students, and would to donate food or baby items, can phone 604-796-2238.

news@ahobserver.com

Just Posted

Kent to weigh in on ride-sharing policies

The district will be submitting comments to the province on what ride sharing should look like

Enrolment, EA increases make for no surprises in updated school district budget

The budget reflects changes that were made after recieving provincial funds in December

Agassiz Community Gardens hoping to find new home at old McCaffrey school

The society has been looking for a new location since its previous gardens were sold in October

Kent looking to replace Ferny Coombe pool with indoor facility

The facility being built is dependent on grant funding from the province and federal government

Escape room brings ‘out of the box’ activity to Agassiz

AESS alumni and teacher developed the concept to bring teamwork-based entertainment to the town

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

High court ruling allows long-term expats to vote in byelections across Canada

Supreme Court decision enfranchised an estimated one million or more Canadian expats to be able to vote

Vancouver Whitecaps acquire Canadian international Derek Cornelius

Cornelius earned his first senior cap for Canada in September 2018

B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

Missing B.C. boy and aunt found safe

The pair had been reported missing from Kamloops

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Unruly passenger forces B.C.-bound flight to divert to Calgary

Police say charges are pending against a woman in her 40s

The debate over how to teach math in B.C.

Tutoring businesses growing with concerns

Most Read