Coley’s Point Primary students lend a Helping Hand

Students and staff raise money for Bay Roberts food bank

Published on March 7, 2017

Coley’s Point Primary students with their newly purchased turkeys.

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On Friday, March 3rd, students and staff at Coley’s Point Primary helped raise money for a local food bank that recently suffered a break in.

The break in resulted in the loss of several turkeys and hams, as well as two broken doors and a broken window. The money that was collected by students and staff at the end of the day, totaling at $737, was used to purchase turkeys to donate to the Helping Hand food bank.

In total, there were 34 butterball turkeys purchased after the owner of the local Foodland slightly adjusted the prices to allow the students to get a little more than their money’s worth.

Lois Petten, assistant principal at Coley’s Point Primary, told The Compass that the experience taught the students involved a valuable lesson in giving back to the community.

Thanks to the students and staff at CPP, Helping Hand freezers are once again full of turkeys for the coming season.