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Isabelle Sellon School is currently holding its yearly “Twelve Days of Christmas” food drive in support of the Crowsnest Pass Food Bank.
Students are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items to bins which have been set up in the front office whenever they can from now until Thursday, December 16.
Twelve bins have been set up near the front office, each representing one of the 12 school days between December 1, when the drive began, and December 16.
According to ISS Principal Paul Pichurski, the school has been participating in the food drive since before he came on board, at least the past decade.
“This is a time of year when some people have trouble getting food on the table,” said Pichurski. “We want to raise awareness for our students that there are some families in their community that need that support.”
He added that it is particularly important to show support of the food bank as Christmas approaches.
“This is an important time of year for families coming together,” he said. “Everyone should have the opportunity to eat.”
The drive will culminate on the day of the ISS annual Christmas concert, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15.
 
Everyone in the community is invited to attend, and while admission is free, the school urges that attendees bring a food bank donation.
During the concert, the school will also be raffling off a quilt made by Rag Bags, a local quilting group which uses the school one night a week, who donated the quilt in order to benefit the school.
The total food donations will be weighed on December 16th, and the total will be announced.
“We want to do as much as we can,” said Pichurski.
The food bank is currently in urgent need of the following items: rice (both instant and long-cooking/parboiled), oatmeal (long cooking, not envelopes), non perishable side dishes (Hamburger Helper, Kraft Dinner, dry soups) and dehydrated juice crystals (iced tea, fruit punch, Kool-Aid, etc).
Donations, in addition to those being made at ISS, can be dropped off at the RBC, CIBC, The Bargain Shop, or Sobeys any time during the day or directly to the Food Bank on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The food bank works with the municipal Community Services department and Blairmore Lions every year to put together more than 130 Christmas food hampers for those in need.
For more information, contact the Crowsnest Pass Food Bank Society at 403-564-5110, or drop by the food bank, located at 12931 20th Avenue in Blairmore, between the Pass Herald and the CIBC.
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