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Student Halloween Food Drive a Success

Selkirk College Students’ Union students took to the streets during Halloween for a food drive asking for donations to the Selkirk College student food banks.

A handful of students, most of whom were our elected directors, went door to door in Nelson collecting donations. 

"Each year we are more successful in getting a larger collective donation from the community," said Gabrielle Faludi Selkirk College Students’ Union spokesperson.
"This year we filled the back of a minivan with non perishables that should keep us stocked or a few months. The December-January months are the hardest for students as their savings are generally  running out at the end of the semester, and they have to wait for January's student loans to come in."
 
Faludi said the food donations themselves are explicitly for Selkirk College students.
 
"One of the reasons we have a student food bank is because students would either have to skip classes to commute to community food banks or go without. We have a bank at each campus. The Selkirk College Students' Union works with the college to get donations and keep the food banks operational."
 
Photo Caption: Students in the photo are, Anika Wallace, Jelayna Murdoch, Tessa Frey-McClean and Cole Wenger. — Submitted photo