Elementary school help fill St. Vincent de Paul’s shelves


By Joel Charron

A pair of local Catholic elementary schoosl are doing what they can to stock the Amherstburg chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul shelves with food.


St. Bernard students stand amongst the 2,700 cans and non-perishable items collected.

St Bernard and Stella Maris handed over roughly 4,300 combined cans and non-perishable goods to the St. Vincent de Paul last week.

After a two-week can drive, which coincides with the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Stella Maris collected 1,586 cans and non-perishable items.

According to Stella Maris principal Bridget Russo, the can drive is something Stella Maris does every year to help the local charity.

“Every year we like to help,” said Russo. “We do a two-week drive for cans and non-perishable items. It goes back into the community. I think it’s a beautiful thing.”

St. Bernards School collected 2,700 cans over a one-week period. Grade 8 teacher Renee St.

Stella Maris proudly displays the over 1,589 they collect during their can drive.

Pierre, who oversaw the can drive said she was impressed with the students participation with the can drive considering the school is home to only 205 students.

“That’s unreal,” she said. “They’ve got something to be proud of.”

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