Food for Thought

This was a great way for the kids who participate in the Moose Jaw Free Teen Swim to say "Thanks" and give back to the community that has been fundamental in making that program possible.

Two weeks ago, Prince Arthur and Sacred Heart Community Schools accepted a three-day challenge from the Moose Jaw Free Teen Swim to collect as much food for the local Food Bank as possible. Teachers were informed Wednesday, the students Thursdsay, and the food was collected Friday. By lunchtime on Friday, over 600 pounds of food was collected, sorted, and delivered as a SURPRISE to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank. This was a great way for the kids who participate in the Free Teen Swim to say "Thanks" and give back to the community that has been fundamental in making that program (amongst others) possible.

It was inspiring to see so many kids excited to help others out. One grade one student brought her baby doll and donated it, saying that she did not play with it enough so she thought another little girl might be able to love it more. The group of girls who worked on our True Sport Principle posters spent a few lunch hours talking about what the principles meant to them at school, at home, and in the community as a whole. The experience was engaging, inspiring, and provided nothing less than food for thought about doing more mini-challenges like this in the future. Thanks True Sport!

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