Bushel or bag, hand-picked or store bought – it’s all welcome.
On Wednesday November 4, students from St. Lawrence College will be collecting apple donations at Pommier Square (corner of Pitt and Second streets) from 12pm to 5pm.
Students from the school’s Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program have organized the event as part of their field placement.
“It’s important to help the food bank give out fresh food,” said Alexandra Levac, SLC student helping with the project.
CICE is a two year certificate designed for adults who wish to further their educational/ vocational training in a community setting. This is the first year CICE is offered at the college’s Cornwall campus. A fundamental aspect of the program is community placement.
“This project is a wonderful opportunity for our students to further develop and practice workplace skills while at the same time raising awareness and empathy for others,” said Victoria Workman, professor at St. Lawrence College.
And we are thrilled to partner with the college for the food-raising event.
People love getting fresh treats like apples in their food bags. We won’t have any problem using up all of the fruit donated – either giving them away in grocery bags, or processing them to use in the soup kitchen.
Thank you Andre Pommier for letting us use Pommier Square!