For our last visit of the 2018 year, we had the pleasure of visiting Springfield Middle School in Oakbank. This school has had many Farm to School Manitoba fundraisers over the years, this year is no exception with raised funds of approximately $3600! Along with raising a lot of funds for themselves, their group was able to donate just under 700 lbs of vegetables to their local food bank! The volunteers request to have the vegetables delivered to their school so they can coordinate with their local food bank directly.
This school works together with the neighboring high school, Springfield Collegiate Institute, to fundraise for both their band programs. Along with Farm to School Manitoba, the students carry out other fundraisers that are local, including pierogies, kovbasa, flower sales.
All the raised funds go towards band programming such as trips and bringing clinicians for individualized learning.