(THE NEWS/files) MRSS students collect donations at drive-through food drive in front of the school on 122 Avenue. This year’s event is Dec. 7.

‘Drive thru’ food drive at MRSS

Maple Ridge secondary students collecting for Friends in Need.

Maple Ridge secondary is holding its annual “Drive Thru Food Drive” on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. to collect non-perishable food items for the Friends in Need Food Bank.

Just drive up and volunteers will take your donations of non-perishable food items.

You don’t even need to get out of your vehicle, said Michelle Ostrowksi, a teacher at the school.

The MRSS student council has organized the drive-through event, as well as a door-to-door food drive for the past five years.

Together, Ostrowksi, the two events collect more than 1,500 food items and $350 to $500 in cash for the food bank each year.

The drive-through event at the school features holiday music, Christmas lights and free hot chocolate, as well as Rambo, the school’s mascot, along with Santa Claus and students waving signs and thanking donors.

“We’re going for that Christmas market feel,” Ostrowksi said.

Volunteers will also be selling candy bags to help raise money for the food bank.

All donations go directly to the Friends In Need Food Bank to help families in Maple Ridge.

Maple Ridge secondary is located at 21911 – 122 Avenue.

This year’s door-to-door food drive is Saturday, Dec. 9. Students will be delivering fliers in participating neighborhoods in advance.

Ostrowksi said the goal is always to collect more than the previous year.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

IN IT TOGETHER: Important to move your butt

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

LOOKING BACK: Quarantine back in the day of the Spanish flu kept Maple Ridge safe

When the 1918 epidemic hit Haney, washing hands, respecting isolation rules, and disinfecting helped

Council conduct bylaw under scrutiny in Maple Ridge

Bylaw being questioned at Committee of the Whole Tuesday afternoon

Pitt Meadows to host live virtual city council meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Mayor Dingwall updates on new initiatives and city staffing

Haney Bypass section closed for Easter long weekend

Bypass improvements expected to be completed later this year

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sanders plans to talk to his supporters later Wednesday

B.C. faith leaders, Horgan discuss need for virtual religious ceremonies

Leaders were open to providing other ways to celebrate during the pandemic

Emergency COVID-19 funding now available for children with special needs

Funding to be used to help support families through uncertain times of pandemic

Revenue dip needed to qualify for wage subsidy drops to 15% in March: Trudeau

Wage subsidy would over 75% of each employee’s salary for qualifying businesses

B.C. closes all provincial parks for COVID-19 protection

Easter weekend approaches, camping already closed

Air Canada says it will apply for wage subsidy to rehire workers after cutting 16,500 jobs

Air Canada said March revenues fell by more than 30 per cent year over year

Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

That includes plans about who will care for them if the owner is hospitalized

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

Most Read