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No One Should Have to Go Hungry.
Collect food for your local food bank to make sure everyone in your community can stand up to hunger.Hunger is a supervillain who makes life harder for millions of families across North America. For a kid struggling with hunger, one meal could mean the difference between having the energy to succeed in school and failing a test, or between staying healthy and getting sick.
As a sponsor of WE Day and a partner of WE Schools, Ford is passionate about enriching local communities. This passion drives their commitment to work with schools and to raise donations in support of local food banks through WE Scare Hunger, an action campaign to help end local hunger.
Here’s How to Run Your Campaign
Investigate and Learn
Think about what you already know about hunger and food insecurity in your community. Research, discuss and vote on a food bank or hunger organization to support.
Take time to understand your campaign so you’ll be able to explain it to others. Decide how your group will spread awareness about the campaign throughout the school.
Whether you are trick-or-treating for non-perishable food or doing a food drive in your school, make sure you have what you need and know where you’re going. Be sure to keep the momentum going throughout the campaign!
Report and Celebrate
Reflect on the impacts you’ve made. Share your success by posting photos to social media using #WESCAREHUNGER
RECORD AND REFLECT
Using the Student Yearbook, students will record their progress and their reflections for each of the four steps above.
Campaign Lesson Plans
This educational resource helps students learn how to show gratitude and appreciation to people in their community.
Moustache-shaving, can collecting students and staff help Regina Food Bank
Students at Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School are scaring off hunger one can at a time. Their annual food drive began five years ago with a moustache-shaving dare and grew into a school-wide movement bringing in thousands of non-perishable food items.
In 2011, physical education teacher John Bolen agreed to shave off his iconic handlebar moustache if students collected 4,500 kg of food for their local food bank. The students reached 6,000 kg and the iconic moustache bid its farewell. Since then, the totals have continued to grow and teachers and students have shaved facial hair, heads and legs as part of the tradition.
With these incentives, the students of Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School have been successful in both reaching and surpassing their food donation goals. Most recently they filled more than 30 food barrels with dry goods and collected 15,000 cans of soup for the Regina Food Bank. With a little fun and competition, Michael A. Riffel students are creating amazing outcomes for people in need.