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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 Students from LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent marked the arrival of autumn by giving thanks for what they have, and recognizing that others are less fortunate.

Leading up to a recent Positive Effort Day (PED), the students at LHA learned how many of their neighbors struggle to put food on the table on a daily basis as well as all the good work that local food bank, Moisson Montreal, does for the city.

With that knowledge, the Spirit Quest team, led by Samantha Page Smith, Spiritual and Community Animator, held a fundraiser in which students brought in dishes that represented their cultural backgrounds to be sold during lunch. A $2 donation to Moisson Montreal bought students a taster plate of six items from around the world, in which over 20 countries were represented. 

Capping off the project was the PED Day, whereas students volunteered at Moisson Montreal sorting food in the warehouse as well as presented the food bank with $266, the money raised from the event.

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213