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In recent years our Food Drive has been moved closer to Christmas and away from the traditional Halloween collection. In late November the students of Avalon Adventist Junior Academy worked together with the Port Hardy Airport Church Sabbath School to collect food for the local Harvest Food Bank. The food bank is managed by members of the Port Hardy Seventh-day Adventist Church and Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Paper bags with specific directions were distributed to homes in Port Hardy by Avalon’s Upper grades students under the direction of teacher in charge, Kristin Pazitka, and Teacher’s Aide, Eric Anderson. Patty Smedley and Irene Oickle were the church liaisons.

On December 3, 2013 Avalon all students from Kindergarten to grade nine, staff, and parent volunteers collected a “substantial amount of food that will serve the Port Hardy area during the Christmas season. The spirit of giving was in the people of Port Hardy and the endeavor  (Suzanne Galitzine, Associate Manager of the Port Hardy Harvest Food Bank).

Avalon Adventist Junior Academy believes in community service. The students participated well and enjoyed the opportunity to help feed those who would have gone hungry during the Christmas season. The Grade Eight-Nine Class will continue to assist the food-bank on a bi-weekly basis.

By Clifford Wood, Principal

 Avalon's Food Drive 2013