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Ponoka Secondary Campus participates in 30-hour famine

Event raised money for food for the Red Deer Alternative School

Students at Ponoka Secondary Campus went hungry to raise money in an effort to combat hunger.

On May 27 students participated in an event called “Famine for A Better World” where students raised money by fasting for 30 hours. The students partnered with A Better World Canada, a Lacombe-based organization, to raise money for food for students at the Red Deer Alternative School.

Teacher Annitta Hoffman, who helped students plan the event, said “This year we were privileged to help kids near us. We were able to help supply food (which we know is an essential ingredient for learning to occur) to kids who really need it.”

The students also got to hear guest speaker and co-founder of A Better World, Eric Rajah, discuss what the foundation is all about. His message centered on the difference that each of us can make and how to create sustainable change.

As a result of their efforts, students raised over $5,700 for the Alternative School in Red Deer.

– Submitted by Ponoka Secondary Campus