Millstream elementary students stock for the season

Grade 3 student takes the lead raising food and cash for the Goldstream Food Bank and the West Shore Hamper fund

Grade 3 student Madison Levagood single handedly kicked off Millstream elementary school’s food hamper drive for the holidays this year and inspired her schoolmates to bring in toys and food for the Goldstream Food Bank.

One eager and considerate student sparked a food drive at Millstream elementary that is helping stock the shelves at Goldstream Food Bank this holiday season.

Before staff at the school even had a chance to start organizing a food hamper drive, Grade 3 student Madison Levagood approached them.

“I just decided that I sort of wanted to help some people in need and I just randomly decided to do this,” Madison said. “I’m trying to get some of the kids in school to bring some food, and toys as well.”

To get her campaign going the eight-year-old is talking to classes of students, is speaking at assemblies, making announcements over the PA system and collecting donated food items from her peers.

“I just sort of say it would be awesome if they could bring some stuff in,” Madison said. “Then most classrooms are doing pretty well.”

Decorated boxes were put in every classroom in the school for students to donate. The overflow was used to build a food Christmas tree in the lobby of the school.

“It was her idea, before we had even started doing any kind of hamper thinking at all,” said Madison’s teacher, Adrianna King. “She’s really spearheaded this whole donation process here, so it’s pretty impressive.”

The food collected at the school was picked up last Thursday. There is no exact final tally but Levagood said the school collected a considerable amount of food.

 

“I’ve very impressed, rather shocked,” Madison said.

 

 

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