Katimavik Elementary School is sponsoring the Kanata Food Cupboard during this year’s holiday drive.
The school’s Holiday Elves campaign will accept non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys from Dec. 10 to 13.
Since 1983, the staff and families at Katimavik school have given back to the Ottawa community through its Holiday Elves campaign. This year, the school decided to partner with the food cupboard to help needy families in the area.
“The Kanata Food Cupboard has played a leading role in responding to the needs in our community, providing a complete Christmas food basket and gifts for families since 1985,” said the school council in a release. “Unfortunately, the need is growing. In 2011, the Kanata Food Cupboard delivered a record 300 Christmas baskets to families in the area.
“We are proud to be part of such a giving community, and we look forward to being able to support the Kanata Food Cupboard and deserving families in Kanata.”
To date, the school council has also raised $4,000 for the food cupboard.
Donations can be dropped off at the school, located at 64 Chimo Dr. or can be sent in with a student.
“Our very own Katimavik Elves will be around with their sleigh the week of Dec. 10 to pick up the donations from each classroom,” said the council.