In the true spirit of Christmas, more than a dozen students from Holy Rosary School lent many helping hands during QFC’s “Bring Hope to the Table” food drive in downtown Edmonds earlier this week.
Students and teachers from Holy Rosary’s 3rd and 7th grade classrooms spent their Tuesday afternoon asking for donations from customers coming into the store.
“It was a huge success!”, says Holy Rosary parent and QFC employee Debbie Mischel. “In the 45 minutes we stood at both doors and by the display, we sold 54 bags of food! The checkers said nearly every customer going through the check stands donated one of the pre-made $10 bags of food.” Each bag was filled with essentials such as oatmeal, soup and peanut butter, which were then sent to neighborhood food banks as part of QFC’s “Bring Hope to the Table” program.
The event also made a big impact on the student volunteers. “I liked this because I was doing something for others,” says 7th grade student Brooklyn Fahey. “I have never experienced being hungry and helping others feels good. I’m grateful for what I have.”
Mischel says QFC’s store manager would love to have the students come volunteer again and thanked them by passing out treat bags.