Sarah’s 7th annual drive hits a high of 68,000 pounds

Putting local students and local businesses together brought Sarah’s Food Drive to a new high in its 7th year.

Sarah Jordan, 12, and her sister Claire, 8, raised 68,000 pounds for the Daily Bread Food Bank, bringing the total since the drive began to 150,000 pounds, says their mother Lynda Debono.

This year the school challenge, involving 12 schools and 6,000 students, brought in 28,000 pounds, and 20 businesses, which were part of a challenge this year for the first time, brought in 10,000. The public donated the rest.

Hampers and bags were put together at the valu-mart on Bayview on Oct. 11.

Sarah started the food drive in grade 1. The last couple of years Claire has become more involved and this year she’s been speaking about healthy foods when the sisters visit schools.