Art walk, auction to raise funds for Hunger in Moose Jaw

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High school students Chris Brennan, Steven Martyniuk and Andrew Thompson try their hands at chopping cauliflower as they volunteer with Hunger in Moose Jaw's student lunch program on Tuesday.

By Joel van der Veen

Several local high school students got a taste of life behind the counter at the Hunger in Moose Jaw kitchen on Tuesday, helping put together lunches to be distributed to elementary school children in need across the city.

Students Steven Martyniuk, Chris Brennan, Andrew Thompson and other members of city council’s Youth Advisory Committee are organizing an art walk and auction to raise money for Hunger in Moose Jaw.

The auction, to be held May 26 at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company’s Convention Centre, will feature 80 pieces by 40 different high school artists, including sculpture, painting, drawing and even clothing designs.

Martyniuk, who attends Central Collegiate, said the three decided to volunteer their time on Tuesday morning to get to know the organization better and find out more about what they do. Brennan studies at Cornerstone Christian School, while Thompson attends A. E. Peacock Collegiate.

Organizers put them to work chopping cauliflower for the lunch program, which distributes meals to nearly 300 students each day.

“We provide lunches to just about all the schools in Moose Jaw,” said executive director Carol Acton, who added that they are available to anyone who requests them.

“We try to make sure they’re highly nutritious and adequate,” she continued. “We follow Canada’s Food Guide.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Hunger, Moose Jaw city council, Moose Jaw Exhibition Company Convention Centre Cornerstone Christian School Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Canada

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