Last year, IE Weldon Secondary School took the trophy for the school with the most amount of pasta collected. The total raised by all secondary schools was 13,670 boxes of pasta, which was an astounding 6,090 boxes more than in previous years.
The Great Pasta Challenge is organized by the Group of Seven – a student leader from each secondary school – in partnership with local food banks including the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, in Lindsay.
“The Great Pasta Challenge allows each school to do their part for the community, especially in February when food banks need help the most,” says Student Trustee, Robin Scott. “I’m both excited and anxious to see what the totals will be this year, especially for my school!”
If you would like to donate boxed pasta to help your local secondary school gain the coveted trophy and help the food bank in your area, please drop boxed pasta off at the school before February 27th so your donation can be counted toward the grand total.