By Brandon Tucker, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
Thousands of dollars and hundreds of canned food items are now headed to the local food bank thanks to the hard work of the students at Maple Ridge Secondary School (MRSS) and the generosity of the community.
On Dec. 6, MRSS held its annual drive-thru food drive, which seeks to raise both money and non-perishable food for the Friends In Need Food Bank.
This year, it was once again run under the guidance of MRSS teacher Maria Trudeau, with Grade 12 student Matthew Grainger also taking a lead role in the fundraiser.
“We kept many things about the food drive the same, but we also tried to improve it as much as possible this year,” said Grainger.
“We tried to make it more lively by adding some more decorations and stuff like that. We’ve also been doing a ton more advertising this year. We even did classroom competitions to collect more money for the food drive this year because we wanted to make sure as much donations as possible go to the food bank.”