Lighthouse Christian Academy vice-principal Karen Daniels

Food bank challenge inspires youngest students at Langford school

Lighthouse Christian’s efforts will help feed the hungry

Students at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Langford waged a friendly competition within a competition for a recent food bank challenge.

The K-12 school, challenged by Saanich counterpart Pacific Christian School to collect as much food as possible in a two-week time period to help out the struggling Mustard Seed Food Bank, gathered up nearly 1,800 pounds worth of non-perishable items by the cutoff last week.

With a pizza lunch on the line for the class that brought in the most food, the school’s kindergarten students and their families kicked it into high gear and won their way to a tasty meal.

“Our kindergarten parents were very keen,” said principal Sharon Ocello.

“(At the beginning) we had to set a goal, and our goal was to fill my office with food,” she said of the challenge’s in-school parameters.

“It was pretty crowded in here. Eventually I had a tiny path to my desk. The food was waist deep, and actually shoulder deep in some places.”

Older students among the 152 enrolled at the school helped load the food up for the trip into town last Friday.

The experience showed Ocello how well the students of all ages and their families can work together on a worthwhile cause.

“They’re very supportive of people in need. They were so generous,” she said.

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