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Trenton students donate a ton of food

Students at Trenton Elementary held a food drive during the month of October. Shown in the picture with 2,036 pounds of food are from left, students Benjamine Jardine, Quinn McCarron, Avery MacDonald, Nate Wilson, and teacher Danielle McCarron.
Students at Trenton Elementary held a food drive during the month of October. Shown in the picture with 2,036 pounds of food are from left, students Benjamine Jardine, Quinn McCarron, Avery MacDonald, Nate Wilson, and teacher Danielle McCarron. - Contributed
TRENTON, N.S. —

During the month of October students at Trenton Elementary collected over a ton of food for the local food bank.

Grade 1-2 teacher Danielle McCarron organized the food drive after her class had a discussion on how they could help others as the Christmas season approaches. After some students suggested that they could bring in a food item to help others, the idea of a school-wide competition to collect for the food bank was put into place. 

McCarron said that it is amazing that so much food was collected. 

"I can honestly say that no one at the school thought that this little idea would turn into such a big event," McCarron said. "It was quite a learning experience for many of the students as they realized what a small gift from a lot of people can do to help those in need." 

A number of students even donated some of their birthday gift money to help purchase food.  McCarron wants to thank all of the students at Trenton Elementary and their parents who contributed items and money to make the event such a success. 

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