By: Allison O’Brien
This past week, while students were busy completing assignments and voting in municipal elections, UPEI’s Campus Kids daycare was hard at work collecting food donations to give to the campus food bank.
Krista Pelley, a pre-school teacher at Campus Kids, says the daycare has been focusing on teaching children five characteristics that are important for everyone to have using the bookÂ “Character Kids Save the Day!”
“This week we have been focusing on kindness,” says Pelley.
“While most of the three year old conversations centred around sharing toys and using listening ears, some friends mentioned that it was kind to help people.”
“So after some brain storming with my amazing co-teacher Sheila, we presented the idea of collecting items for the campus food bank,” says Pelley.
The Campus Kids delivered the donations to the food bank this past Friday.
Campus Minister Sister Susan Kidd says that November is a busy time for the UPEI food bank.
Weâ€™re over the Thanksgiving break, students are getting into the midterm stress, and food drops down on their priority list.
Sister Sue, as the community affectionately calls her, adds that donations from groups are on the rise.
“More groups are donating. The Music Society at their Haunted House, or the Student Union is now talking about having something on campus at another location. So student groups are stepping up.”
Morin Mawhinney, an administrator at the campus food bank, says items have been going quickly.
“The items go quickly, but so far we’ve always had something on our shelves to offer.”