Canned Food Drive 2018
Food is a valuable and nourishing resource. It gives us the energy that we need to do our daily activities. Sadly, it is also a resource that people take for granted all over the world.
In Hong Kong, 3,600 tons of food is discarded daily by people, restaurants, and the food industry. In addition, 1/5 of the population is living under the poverty line–including children and senior citizens struggling to meet basic nutritional needs.
Food Angel by Bo Charity Foundation
Food Angel rescues food from being discarded by supermarkets and restaurants. The food is then used to make nutritious meals. Finally, volunteers distribute these meals to underprivileged communities and seniors centers.
The goal of Food Angel is to:
- reduce food waste
- alleviate hunger
- relieve poverty
- educate future generations
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
A team of teachers led by Ms. Kaitlin Warriner and Ms. Nicole Pattison collaborated to organize a canned food drive. They encouraged students from Early Childhood to Grade 4 to bring in cans of food for Food Angel. Children could be seen carrying bags of canned food to school from January 29 to February 7. These efforts increased over the course of the Food Drive, as we began observing AIS parents bringing in canned food in boxes and even suitcases.
The AIS community would like to congratulate Ms. Kaitlin Warriner, Ms. Nicole Pattison, Ms. Victoria Visavachaipan, Ms. Kosita Chan, Ms. Kelly Chong, Ms. Amber Stice, Ms. Daisy Lai, Ms. Angel Ka, Ms. Tracy Donaghy, Mr. Adrian Garcia, and Ms. Hilary Dysart on a successful canned food drive. The students and teachers worked hard and collected a total of 1,590 cans, surpassing last year’s total of 1,448. This is an amazing accomplishment for everyone involved–especially because the drive ended 2 days early as a result of the EdB Primary School Closure announcement. The team did a fantastic job demonstrating AIS’s core values of Justice, Knowledge, and Love by teaching our students how to identify a community problem, consider a solution, and then take action.