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K-12 Education Support Workers Invite Community to Help Them Fill School Buses for Kootenay Food Banks

April 6, 2021 GMT

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 6, 2021--

Canadian Union of Public Employees:

What:

CUPE Local 1285, K-12 education support workers, are collecting donations for local food banks at the “Help Fill the Bus Food Drive.”

 

 

Who:

This event is organized by CUPE 1285 who support students and schools in Trail, Castlegar, Rossland and Fruitvale. Everyone in the community, including other unions and groups, are invited to support local food banks and families in need by dropping by with their donation.

 

 

When:

Saturday, April 10, 2021; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

Where:

No Frills parking lots in CASTLEGAR (1502 Columbia Avenue) and TRAIL (8100 Rock Island Highway, 3B, Waneta Plaza)

 

 

 

Look for the big yellow School District 20 bus.

 

 

Why:

CUPE 1285 members have seen a greater need for support in the community and recognize the hard times everyone is going through because of the pandemic. The idea for the FILL THE BUS food drive came from wanting to help. Rural communities have limited resources and shelters; supplies in food banks get depleted quickly. CUPE 1285 hopes that this food drive will refill the shelves of local food banks and organizations that provide meals for those in need, to help families in the area.

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CONTACT: Jaydeen Ashton, CUPE Local 1285 Event Organizer: (250) 365-9815

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Heather Skarbo, CUPE Local 1285 President: (250) 231-1627

Bronwyn Barter, CUPE National Servicing Representative: (604) 209-2946

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PRIMARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY RETAIL OTHER PHILANTHROPY FOOD/BEVERAGE

SOURCE: Canadian Union of Public Employees

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