Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin food banks will be filling shelves this week, thanks to Rainbow students.

They will canvass for non-perishable food items for local food banks this Thursday.
“Last year, our goal for Rainbow Schools was to collect 250,000 food items,” says Director of Education Norm Blaseg.

Espanola schools are taking part in Stuff the Bus with Veterans providing a bus to fill with items on Thursday.

The board collected 257,948 items plus $35,515 in monetary donations.

This year, the goal is 257,949 – one more can than last year.

This is the fourth annual Rainbow Kids Helping Kids Day, which is part of the Rainbow District School Board’s annual efforts to support the Kids Helping Kids Christmas Food Drive in memory of Edgar Burton.